Akwa Ibom election: There should be no violence, Governor Emmanuel urges

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – Ahead of the local government election which will hold in Akwa Ibom on December 2, 2017, the governor of the state, Udom Emmanuel, has charged residents to maintain peace and order during the period of the election, report says.

The governor made this call at Uyo Township Stadium during the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) rally. He said that both contestants and supporters, regardless of political interests, must shun any act of violence and ensure that peace reigns in the state during the period of election.

Speaking at the rally, Governor Emmanuel said:

‘In the forthcoming election, there should be no violence. The PDP did its primaries and congresses, there was no violence, so on  December 2, there should be no violence.

‘The PDP is the clear favourite in Akwa Ibom. Our party has distinguished itself through its track record of transparency in the distribution of the nation’s wealth. It is only the PDP that has shown fairness, justice and equity in this country.’

Senator Ahmed Makarfi, the chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the party, in his remarks, also urged residents to maintain peace during the forthcoming election. He said that PDP is very confident of victory in the poll.

Makarfi said his party is committed to peaceful coexistence and development in every part of the country. He praised the governor for his unrelenting efforts in uniting all PDP members and urged him to continue to support the activities of the party as it prepares for its national convention on December 9 and 10, 2017.

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