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2015: Labour Party tasks Nigerians on peaceful polls

LP national chairman, Alhaji Abdulkadir AbdulSalam, told Weekly Trust yesterday that it is only when the electorate conduct themselves during the processes that the agencies,…

LP national chairman, Alhaji Abdulkadir AbdulSalam, told Weekly Trust yesterday that it is only when the electorate conduct themselves during the processes that the agencies, including the security, would be able to discharge their responsibilities.
He however, warned INEC and security agencies not to be biased in the discharge of their responsibilities in the interest of the country’s development.
“We cannot afford not to get it right in the elections, the success of which is the responsibility of all of us and not just the INEC or some others alone. If all Nigerians, even those who might be ineligible to vote conduct themselves, it would be difficult if not impossible for trouble- makers or unscrupulous people to have their way,” AbdulSalam said.
He also said the party’s stance of not endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 presidency was to clear the air on the rumours that the party and another had endorsed the president when there was nothing like that.
“There was nowhere the party said it is endorsing any candidate for the presidency, decisions like that are taken collectively and we have not met at party level to make any of such decision,” the LP national chairman stated.
He said the party will have loved to present a presidential candidate, but was not doing that, to avoid presenting just anyone for the sake of merely contesting when the party could have used the resources for something else.
AbdulSalam therefore urged the party’s supporters to ensure it consolidates its gains in the 2015 elections.

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