March 11 Guber Polls: Stakeholders, Others Sue For Peaceful Election

Amina Anebi KADUNA

Ahead of the March 11 governorship and states assembly elections in the country, the two religious bodies in the state, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) have called on journalists practicing in Kaduna State to avoid promoting stories that are capable of triggering political violence.

The two stakeholders and other aspirants from five different political parties appealed during a one-day interactive session organized by Global Peace Foundation-Nigeria (GPFN) in collaboration with Big Minds Communications Consult (BMCC) and Corespondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Chapter.

The Founder and CAN chairman, Reverend Joseph Hayab said,
Kaduna is one of the Northern states that has recorded the highest number of political violence that has claimed several lives and destruction of properties, especially during the 2011 post-election unrest.

Adding that, “already, God has decided who will be the governor of Kaduna State. So, why should we fight over an election that God has already concluded even before we go to the polls”

He called on all to embrace whatever the outcome of the election, urging all KADUNA citizens to make use of “this election to unite and respect each other’s rights and freedom of choice”, Hayab said.

He urged media platforms to ensure equitable access to all contenders irrespective of whether they are contesting as major or minor politicians.

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