Restrain Your Supporters – Jonathan Tells Buhari

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President Goodluck Jonathan
The Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation has asked the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), to restrain his supporters to ensure a violence-free election. Commenting on the burning of President Jonathan campaign branded bus in Jos, Plateau State, Director of Media and Publicity of the Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja said, It is on record that General Buharis utterances since 2011 have fuelled violence especially the post-election violence in parts of the north which claimed the lives of many youth corps members who were deployed as ad-hoc staff members for that years election.” Fani-Kayode stated that It is sad that up till now General Buhari hasrefused toapologize totheNigerianpeoplefor thatbarbaric andshameful incidentor show any remorse for the actions of his supporters.He could not even bring himself to tender an apology to the families of those young corps members that were hacked to death and murdered in cold blood by his agents. As if that was not enough tragedy unleashed on the polity, General Buhari recently said that thebaboon and the dog would be soaked in blood if what happened in 2011 repeat itself in 2015. The Jos attack on the campaign buses of President Goodluck Jonathan would appear to be a pointer to what the opposition APC presidential candidate is planning before and after theFebruary 14presidential election. We therefore call on well-meaning Nigerians and members of the international community to speak forcefully against this development,which threatens our elections and democracyand which falls way below the standard of best international practices.”
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