Abuja - Chairman of the Rivers State Inter Party
Advisory Council (IPAC), Felix Obuah, has urged political parties to embrace
peace amid preparations for State and National Assemblies re-run elections.
The polls are set for March 19.
Obuah, who is also Rivers chairman of the People’s
Democratic Party (PDP), said campaigns must be carried in a manner devoid of
bitterness and character assassinations.
Obuah urged all the parties and their candidates to shun the
use of abusive and derogatory language while carrying out their electioneering
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“It is in the best interest of the people of the state for
political parties and their supporters to shun campaigns of calumny. It will be
unpatriotic to do anything that will truncate the peaceful conduct of the
forthcoming elections,” said Obuah.
He advised the contestants not to engage in unsavoury and
“Parties and their candidates should strive to sell their
manifestoes to the electorate and allow them vote candidates of their choice
during the elections.”
The IPAC Chairman further called on the police and other
security agencies as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) to take proactive steps ensure peace.
Rivers is seen as a hotspot owing to tensions between rival
Violence marred the run-up to last year’s polls.
- CAJ News