Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi polls: Former President Jonathan sues for peace

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Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has spoken ahead of the Saturday’s governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States.

SKYBLAST TVreports that off-circle governorship elections will go on simultaneously in the three states on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

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Jonathan in a statement he personally signed and made available on X, urged all electorates and politicians to avoid violence and conduct themselves in a peaceful and lawful manner.

“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,” the former President said.

“A man who means well for his people would not recruit thugs to maim and kill the very people he wants to govern.

“Let me reiterate that nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any citizen. Therefore, let us resist the temptation and inducements that may be deployed as agents of destruction.

“For democracy to endure and be impactful, we must ensure that the leadership recruitment process, especially elections, are credible, transparent, fair and peaceful.

“I urge the electoral management body, security agencies and other stakeholders to be professional and patriotic in the discharge of their responsibilities during and after the election.

“Democracy draws its strength from the people; let us work to strengthen the confidence of the people by ensuring that the electoral process is peaceful and transparent.

“It is the collective responsibility of all.”

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