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Electoral violence is not new in Nigeria -Gen. Abdulsalami

Former head of state, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd) has called on politicians to desist from acts capable of inciting violence during the general election.

Gen. Abdulsalami at a one-day peace conference organised by the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation in Abuja, with the theme: “Peaceful elections and national development” urged all political gladiators in the country to ensure that peace reigns in the country.

He said although Nigeria is not a stranger to electoral violence, he called on all politicians to work to ensure that the elections would be free, fair and credible.

He commended the immediate past Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonahan who kept his words when he said that the presidency is not worth the blood of any Nigerian.

Gen. Abdulsalami used the occasion to urge stakeholders to ensure a peaceful nation because, according to him, “Without peace, there would be no nation, and without a nation, there would be no election.”

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