DR Uthman Abdulrahman Ajidagba, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nasarawa State, has called on participating stakeholders in the 2019 general election not to see the exercise as a battleground, but a means to produce the nation’s leaders through peaceful electoral processes. Dr Ajidagba, therefore, cautioned political parties, candidates and their supporters to desist acts inimical to the success of the election. He said, for INEC to conduct a peaceful election that would surpass the 2015 record of Professor Attahiru Jega, all stakeholders must play their role well void of violence and rancour, adding that, political parties and candidates in the election must call their supporters to order. He urged the people of the state not to allow the peace been enjoyed in the state to terminates when the election comes proper. According to Ajidagba, “without peace, it will be difficult for them (INEC) to achieve a meaningful result, because when violence breaks, the consequences will be on everybody.
Source: Nigerian Tribune February 11, 2019 18:33 UTC