By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola
The people of Adamawa State have been urged to give peace a chance before, during and after the gubernatorial and State Assembly elections.
The call was made on Thursday, during a peace walk organised by the Adamawa State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ), in collaboration with Conflict transforming International non governmental organisation, Search for Common Ground. (SFCG).
The Media Peace day with the theme “Think election, think peace” is geared toward a violence free polls in Adamawa and Nigeria at large.
Speaking at the occasion, the acting secretary of the NUJ, Umar Dankano stated that the union stand for peace and would ensure that there is no blood letting before, during and after the polls.
“We hereby enjoined stakeholder from all parts of the state, politicians, political parties, electorate (most especially the youth), security operatives and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to allow peace be their watch word”
“We also urged politicians and political parties who were successful at the presidential and National Assembly elections to be magnanimous in victory, while those that feel aggrieved should head to the court and not promote violence”, the union stated.
SFCG on its part expressed apprehension about the proliferation of small arms, thuggery, hate speech, fake news, and call for caution by media practitioners and political actors.
New Nigerian reports that the Media Peace Day started with a lecture at the state secretariat of the NUJ which was followed by a walk from the gates of Government House back to the NUJ.