Group warns Nigerians against violence ahead of 2019 general elections

Group warns Nigerians against violence ahead of 2019 general elections

- The Modibbo Haruna Buhari Charity Organisation wants Nigerians to ensure peace in the country as they head for the polls in 2019

- The charity organisation also advocates for the election of leaders with proven integrity

- Modibbo Suleiman-Masaka slams politicians defecting from one party to the other

A non-governmental organisation, the Modibbo Haruna Buhari Charity Organisation, on Wednesday, September 5, cautioned Nigerians to shun violence during the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Modibbo Suleiman-Masaka, the organisation’s board of trustees chairman, made the appeal in an interview in Keffi, Nasarawa state.

Modibbo also urged Nigerians to offer special prayers for rancour-free general elections and emergence of leaders of proven integrity to steer the affairs of the country.

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Modibbo said it was important for Christians, Muslims and other Nigerians to work for the success of poll in 2019, and in promoting peace and unity in the country.

“I am using this medium to seek for special prayers from great religious leaders and other Nigerians for God’s intervention for us to have rancour-free elections during the 2019 general elections.

“Lets us also pray for the emergence of good leaders who will turn our dear and beloved country around positively.

“My organisation is ready to partner government and any organisation towards creating awareness on the general masses of this great country to leave sentiments and vote credible and honest leaders come 2019,” he said.

Suleiman-Masaka also sought for support to enable President Muhammadu Buhari administration to deliver the much needed dividends of democracy.

“President Buhari has done well and we will continue to mobilise and drum support for his re-election bid in the interest of development.

“For some time now, the country has witnessed serious economic problems, killings, corruption, political violence, armed robbery, kidnapping, farmers/herdsmen crisis among others.

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“We will partner police and other security agencies towards creating awareness on the need for people to embrace peace and shun criminal activities,” he added

He also slammed defectors saying that most of the politicians who jumped from one party to the other do not mean well for the country and only did so out of desperation and selfishness.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that Rt Rev Owen Nwokolo, the bishop of the Anglican Communion, Onitsha, Anambra state, warned Nigerian politicians to stop heating up the polity and causing chaos and tensions that could impact negatively on the people.

Bishop Nwokolo noted that the major responsibilities of politicians include co¬ordination and direction as well as the creation of order.

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