Don't Engage In Activities That Will Jeopardize Collective Peace – Jonathan Tasks Nigerians Ahead Of Bayelsa, Kogi, Imo Polls
Ahead of the off-cycle election in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo State, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has urged citizens not to engage in any activities likely to jeopardize the collective peace and stability of the states where the governorship election would be held and the country at large.
He made the call a few hours before the governorship election in the three states. Jonathan, in a statement via his official X handle urged the electorates and politicians to avoid violence and conduct themselves peacefully and lawfully.
“As citizens of voting age in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States go to the polls for governorship election tomorrow, I urge all electorates and politicians to avoid violence and conduct themselves in a peaceful and lawful manner. Let us refrain from all activities that will jeopardize the collective peace and stability of our states and our country. A man who means well for his people would not recruit thugs to maim and kill the very people he wants to govern,” he said.
The ex-President further urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, security agencies and other stakeholders to be professional and patriotic while discharging their responsibilities during the election.