APC Campaign Hails Kerry's Message On Non-violence, Non-postponement Of Elections

Source: thewillnigeria.com

SAN FRANCISCO, January 26, (THEWILL) – The APC Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) said on Monday that it has welcomed the U.S call for free and fair election as well as non-violence in the February general elections in the country.

In a statement signed by the Director, Media and Publicity of APCPCO, Mallam Garba Shehu, the Campaign said it fully identifies with Secretary of State John Kerry's appeal to political parties to ensure free and fair and non-violent polls.

According to the Campaign, all responsible politicians should support the objectives of free, fair and non-violent polls as advocated by the US government.

The statement, however, appealed to the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration to show commitment to free and fair elections and non-violence.

The Campaign also called on other members of the international community to show active interest in the attitude of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration to these issues of non-violence and free and fair elections.

It explained that the U.S. and other members of the international community should not leave the Jonathan administration to its devices or whims and caprices, adding that the government must be held to these commitments to avoid any hanky-panky during the elections.

On the U.S. threat to deny visa to politicians that engage in electoral violence and malpractices, the APC Campaign said it fully endorsed the measure to serve as deterrence and give credibility to Nigeria's democracy and electoral system.