Elections​: Clerics Warn Politicians not to Overheat Polity

Candidates participating in the February 2019 general elections have been warned not​ to further aggravate the already fragile peace in the country.
The warning was given Wednesday in Benin, by clerics under the aegis of Word Based Bishops and Apostles Perculiar Global Association Inc.
They advised whoever not satisfied with the outcome of the elections​ to seek redress in the court of law, rather than tampering with the fragile peace engendered by the overheating of the polity before, during and after the elections.
They however called on the Federal Government to provide an enabling environment where voters would vote candidates of their choices, without undue pressure, intimidations or oppressions in whatsoever guises.
“Once the elections results are declared, whoever is not satisfied, should approach the courts of competent jurisdiction, for redress and the winners​ should be magnanimous in victory,” they said.
The Clerics enjoined all qualified Nigerians to demonstrate their civic responsibilities by voting candidates with the fear of God and the interest of Nigerians.
They tasked the electorate not to sell their votes and conscience for a morsel of food.
It added that the association shall keep the country and her citizens in prayers and in proffering unbiased counsel to her leaders.

Author: News Editor

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