A former Minister of Information, Prof Jerry Gana, on Tuesday urged Nigerians to uphold the rule of law during elections before, during and after the forthcoming general elections.
Gana gave the advice in Abuja while addressing the audience at the Selma film, organised by the Institute for Peace and Conflict
“Violence in a democracy is something that we must collectively reject in our society,” he said.
Gana, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, expressed concern over politics of intimidation and called on politicians to respect the rule of law.
Gana reminded politicians that “in a democracy, the rule of law should be allowed to take its full course. “
He also advised voters to see themselves as equal partners in the electoral process, adding that they were free to vote for whoever they wished to be their leaders without intimidation.
Gana expressed optimism that Nigeria would witness a credible, peaceful, orderly and violence-free elections.
Representative of the Inspector-General of Police, Customs, Nigerian Army and some religious leaders attended the occasion.