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Calm requested as Benue poll result is nullified

03 December 2015, 08:35Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - A pro-democracy group has called for calm following a rescheduled senatorial election in Benue State.

The Idoma Elite Club Worldwide (IEC) called on the entire Idoma people of Benue South Senatorial District to remain peaceful and exude unity of purpose by ensuring that the election was peacefully held irrespective of party affiliations.

Omaga Daniel, Public Relations Officer of IEC, called on the campaign organisations of the hopefuls in this contest to shun any form of calumnious campaign.

Daniel also urged the youths to eschew any act of thuggery and not allow themselves to be used by politicians to cause any form of unrest as the peace the region enjoyed was sacrosanct.

Also Read: PDP upbeat at Mark's succcess in Benue

“Anyone not satisfied with the outcome of the tribunal should not resort to self help but rather approach the appropriate quarters to ventilate his or her grievances,” said Daniel.

Daniel called on local community and religious leaders to avoid being partisan but rather focus on their obligation to the people, especially at this critical point of the regions’ history.

“Finally, we urge all well meaning Idoma son and daughter to come out en-masse and support the candidate of their choice. Security agents should be on alert so as to nip in the bud any threat to the peaceful co-existence and political stability of the Idoma nation.”

On Monday, an Appellate Court nullified the election of Senator David Mark citing irregularities and electoral malpractices in the election that steered him to power earlier this year.

Fresh polls are anticipated early next year. 

- CAJ News


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