Use 2015 elections to decide your future — Irish Envoy tells Nigerians

FILE PHOTO: Voters casting their vote (3)
FILE PHOTO: Voters casting their vote

The Irish Ambassador to Nigeria, Sean Hoy, has urged Nigerians to the forthcoming general elections to decide their future.

Mr. Hoy, who paid a courtesy call to the newly posted Nasarawa state Commissioner of Police, Sani Mohammed, in his office Lafia, urged politicians to accept the outcome of the results in good faith.

Mr. Hoy explained that he was in Nasarawa State on an advocacy visit for the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming election, saying it is a critical moment for Nigerians to take a decisive step towards their future.

Mr. Hoy called on the government and the Nigerian people to work together towards ensuring credible and fair polls.
He said that Nigerians should avoid violence.

He also appealed to the citizens of the state who had their own share of crisis to put their differences behind them and use the forthcoming 2015 general elections to chart a common course.

Speaking earlier, the police chief, Mr. Mohammed, who was barely a week in office, said his officers are ready to ensure the conduct of peaceful elections in the state.

He added that the command has scheduled to hold an interactive session with officials of various political parties in the state aimed at enlightening them on the need to abide by the code of conduct for elections.

“In order to ensure a smooth and peaceful conduct of elections in the state we are holding a meeting with the chairmen, secretaries and youth leaders of various political parties in the state in order to chart a course to peaceful elections in the state,” he said.


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