Igbo group wants parties to respect peace pact

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The Igbo Youth Movement, IYM, staged a peaceful demonstration in Enugu over the weekend, calling on Nigerian political parties to respect the provisions of the peace pact they signed ahead of the general election.
This is also as it called on the United Nations and the international community to caution supporters of the two leading political parties, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), against any form of postelection violence, especially in the northern part of the country.
Founder and President of IYM, Evangelist Elliot Uko, who spoke with reporters, during the peaceful demonstration, which centered on the need for violence-free polls, also appealed to Nigerians to eschew violence and bloodshed during and after the elections. Our correspondent reports that members of the organisation displayed placards with various anti-election violence inscriptions. Uko, regretted that over the years, including 2011, thousands of Nigerians, especially Ndigbo, were slaughtered in post-election violence, mostly in the northern part of the country.

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