Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Committee wants electorates in Edo State to support the conduct of a peaceful election and avoid issues that are inimical to peace in the Saturday polls.
Governor Mai Mala Buni made the appeal in a statement signed by his Director-General, Media and Press Affairs, Alhaji Mamman Mohammad and made available to Radio Nigeria.
He said APC had earlier directed its supporters to shun violence and any activity that contravenes the provisions of the electoral law.
“I urge APC supporters including those from opposition parties to support the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fair, credible and acceptable election.
“The people of Edo State should be allowed to elect a leader of their choice and, the people’s wish should be respected. We are optimistic that the security agencies would check the excesses of trouble makers, protect the electorates and their votes” Buni said.
Gov. Mai Mala Buni who noted that INEC had in the last few years made remarkable achievements in organising free, fair and credible elections, admonished the youths to resist those preaching violence, saying, “your future lies in a peaceful election and purposeful leadership, the advocates of violence do not wish you good and have no programmes for your future, you should therefore distance yourselves away from them”.