—– seeks issue based campaign
Ahead of the November 16, Governorship election in Kogi State, Security agencies across board, have been called upon to intensify efforts in engaging political Parties, their supporters and all the candidates in the election on the dangers of making unguided and inflammatory statements.
This was contained in a statement sign by Idris Miliki Abdul, Executive Director, Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution(CHRCR), and made available to journalists in
Lokoja, on Monday.
The human Rights Activist, equally enjoined the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), to consistently engaging relevant stakeholders and making available all electoral guidelines on what is expected of political parties and their supporters as a way of curbing electoral violence in the crucial election.
The statement which reads in part said “Every stakeholders should know that there life after election and must stop making statements that can trigger electoral violence particular in Kogi State.
“Election is a game of competition that has different participants and different processes. As different political parties participating in the coming Governorship election slated for November 16th 2019 are put in place various campaign committees and strategies for the election, it must be done with all Sense of responsibility.
“Based on our early warning signs, assessment and analysis, it has been discovered and revealed that various political parties across board in Kogi State are involved in character assignation, inflammatory statements, unguided utterances and non-issue based campaign slogans that can heat up the polity and trigger electoral violence.
According to Miliki, it is worrisome that politicians are not telling the electorates what they intend to do, how they wants to do it and when they want to do it, so as to encourage public tracking.
“We are very worried that if these ugly trend is not check it can lead to monumental electoral crises as we move towards the November 16th Governorship election in the State. Miliki lamented