President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called for peaceful and orderly conduct in the federal and state legislative rerun elections billed for Saturday in Rivers State.
According to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President also urged all political parties, their candidates, other stakeholders and the people of the state to ensure that the polls are conducted without rigging, violence and intimidation of opponents and electoral officials.
He reminded politicians and their supporters in Rivers State to put the higher interest of the people of the state in mind, as they go to the polls on Saturday.
“The rerun elections should not be seen as a do-or-die affair to the extent that people will be killed, maimed and property destroyed in a mindless display of crude primitive instincts. Innocent blood should never be sacrificed on the altar of political contest for temporary power,” the President warned.