2023 Elections: “Saturday’s Poll Not Worth Blood of Any Nigerian,” Influential Journalist Tells Politicians
- A popular Nigerian journalist has sent a strong message to politicians two days before the 2023 presidential election
- Ahead of the exercise, Arogbonlo Israel has urged politicians to shun any form of violence that could lead to the death of any Nigerian
- The peace ambassador made this call while reacting to suspected traces of violence that may affect the success of the Saturday, February 25, election
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Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a journalist with one of Nigeria's leading newspapers, Arogbonlo Israel, has cautioned politicians to desist from any act of violence that may lead to the death of any Nigerian during the polls.
According to him, "no Nigerian should kill or maim himself or herself because of the ambition of any power-drunk politician."
Journalist sends stern message to Nigerian politicians
The peace ambassador stated this in a press release on Thursday, February 23, while reacting to suspicious traces of violence that may mar the polls in the country.
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“The cost of leadership is service and should never be exchanged for violence. We cannot avoid losing any Nigerian to violence sponsored by desperate politicians looking for blood to shed.
"The 2023 election does not worth the blood of any Nigerian. Our politicians must strictly adhere to the oath sworn at the Peace Accord signing ceremony yesterday (Wednesday) if they must leave a good legacy for Nigerians and the rest of the world.
“Youths should as well be wary of some power drunk politicians who more often than not would rather choose to safeguard the lives of their children than turn them to political thugs during elections. So, why must you accept to dine and wine with the devil without considering the repercussion of their actions?”
"More importantly, the security agencies should maintain professionalism while discharging their duties during the polls. They should avoid every form of partisanship that may compromise the integrity of the electoral process. I also call on the electoral commission (INEC) to stand by its promise and ensure that the will of the people comes true at the end of the exercise."
Election: Popular Poll Organizer Declares Support for Peter Obi, Gives Reason
The president of Anap foundation, Atedo Peterside, has publicly declared his support for Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential torchbearer in the February 25 presidential election.
According to The Cable, Peterside endorsed the former governor of Anambra state during a programme covered by Arise TV on Wednesday, February 22.
The Anap boss disclosed that his support for Obi did not influence the credibility of the presidential poll its organisation had carried out.
Big Blow for Atiku, Peter Obi as PDP, LP lose scores of members to APC 48 hours to 2023 presidential poll
Barely two days before the Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) have lost scores of members to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Federal Capital Territory.
The defectors were received into the fold of the APC on Wednesday, February 22, in Abuja.
The national coordinator National Mass Movement for Better Orientation, Dr Hawa Iyatu-Bagu, a frontline Tinubu support group, said the development indicates victory for APC in the February 25 elections.