The Delta state chapter of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, has appealed to stakeholders in the electoral process to synergize to ensure a hitch and violence free general election.
Delta state IPAC chairman, Mr. Fred Obi, made the appeal in Asaba in a chat with Gallant Reporters shortly after the signing of a Peace Pact by the governorship candidates of registered political parties in the state.
Mr. Obi warned that the forthcoming elections must not be compromised by self seeking politicians in preference to the wishes and aspirations of the greater generality of Nigerians, stressing that politicians, particularly the candidates must play the game by the rule in order not to jeopardize the nation’s democracy.
He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for bringing the political parties together for the pact and urged the key actors to ensure the pact worked.
The IPAC chairman said the body would embark on a tour of communities and public places across the state to sensitize the people on the need to shun violence and vote right if the country must return to its glorious days when Nigerians had value for their God given resources and enjoyed good governance.
Mr. Fred Obi particularly enjoined security agencies to be apolitical and civil in the discharge of their dutie as the success or failure of the electoral process depended largely on security before, during and after the elections.