Abubakar Abdulsalam, former Head of State has urged politicians seeking elective positions to eschew any form of violence in the forthcoming general elections.
Abdulsalami made the call on Thursday while speaking in Abuja at a peace conference organised by the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation.
The former Head if State, who is one of the speakers at the event, added that “Nigeria is not a stranger to electoral violence.”
“The period of election in the country is often tension-soaked because of the competition involved. Nigeria is not a stranger to electoral violence. Jonathan kept his word that his presidency is not worth the blood of any Nigerian.
“He graciously conceded defeat, he saved the country from falling into political crisis. Nigerians and indeed, the world are praying that the election would be peaceful. Without peace, there would be no nation, and without a nation, there would be no election.”
Also present at the conference were continental figures including former President of Liberia, Prof. Amos Sawyer; Special Representatives of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohammed Ibn Chambas among others.