Two days to the governorship elections, Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has appealed to traditional rulers to instill in their subjects the need to be peaceful before, during and after the elections.
Governor Uduaghan who made the appeal yesterday (08/04/15) in Asaba while addressing traditional rulers from Delta North Senatorial district urged the traditional rulers to prevail on their subjects not to do anything that would breach the prevailing peace in the state.
According to him, “this Saturday is the day fixed for Governorship and House of Assembly elections, to the glory of God, the Presidential and Senatorial elections were peaceful in the state, this is due to your support in sensitising your subjects on violent free elections.”
“In this April 11 elections, please appeal to your subjects to maintain the peace, Let them know that violence is not the way to go during the elections, he who kills to get a position will never attain such position because no position is worth someone’s life.
“Let them know that any property destroyed cannot be recovered. We desire a violent free election”, he said.
Governor Uduaghan stated that it was important for traditional rulers to make their domains peaceful throughout the election period disclosing that adequate security measures have been put in place to forestall any breakdown of law and order.
Traditional rulers from different Kingdoms, the Deputy Governor of Delta State, Prof. Amos Utuama (SAN), Chairman South South zone of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Cairo Ojougbo, Chairman of the PDP in the state, Chief Edwin Uzor, among others, attended the meeting.