Sunday, May 26, 2024

2023: INEC cautions Ebira people against thuggery, violence

“It’s no longer news that without peace, there can’t be any progress in whatever one is doing.”

• November 11, 2022
INEC Photo (Credit: Punch Newspapers)
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)(Credit: Punch Newspapers)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday cautioned the people of Ebiraland against political thuggery and violence in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

Hale Longpet, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Kogi, sounded the warning during a courtesy visit to the Ohinoyi of Ebira land, Ado Ibrahim, in his palace in Okene, Kogi.

Mr Longpet, who was on the visit with his management staff, said the 2023 polls were crucial to the growth and development of Nigeria.

“This is why we are in your palace to solicit your assistance as a royal father, to caution your subjects against political thuggery and violence before, during and after the elections,” said Mr Longpet. “It’s no longer news that without peace, there can’t be any progress in whatever one is doing. We should therefore allow peace to prevail in the electioneering campaigns that have kickstarted in earnest.”

The INEC official added, “This very courtesy visit to your royal majesty today is solely to plead with you to talk to your subjects, to eschew violence and all acts that are inimical to achieving free, fair and credible elections in your domain and the state at large.”

Responding, the ruler said the visit was timely, stressing that Ebira people are peace-loving and would not allow themselves to be used by anyone or any group to foment trouble.

(NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State

Politics

Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

Dollars

Economy

CBN bans bureau de change operators from street trading of forex

“Street trading of foreign currencies is not allowed.’’

Nicki Minaj

Showbiz

Nicki Minaj detained at Amsterdam airport over alleged drug possession, released after fine payment

“This is what it looks like when people are paid big money to try to sabotage a tour after all else failed.’’

Bethrand Onuoha

Education

Two abducted Kogi students killed

“It is sad that the criminals killed two of the students.’’

Electric vehicles

Economy

Auto industry plans transformation, targets compressed natural gas, electric vehicles

“Investors see Nigeria’s large and growing youth population as a prime opportunity.’’

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola

States

‘You’re doyen of Osun politics’, Adeleke extols Aregbesola at 67

“I don’t know why I wouldn’t associate myself publicly with a person like Aregbesola.’’

Afghanistan

World

Flood overruns Afghan village, kills 10 family members

There are no reports of survivors among the family.