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2023 Campaigns: Shun personal attacks, insults- Buhari to presidential candidates
 
By: News Editor
Thu, 29 Sep 2022   ||   Nigeria, Abuja
 

As campaigns to usher in a New Political dispensation for 2023 begins, President Muhammadu Buhari has said he welcomes the initiative undertaken by the National Peace Committee to commit all political actors to issue-based campaigns devoid of incitement, personal insults and attacks.
Buhari made this known in a video message during the signing of the 2023 Election Peace accord, organised by the National Peace Committee for the Presidential candidates, on Thursday in Abuja.
The President said the the rise of fake News and misinformation has pose a significant threat to democracy in the Country
Buhari also warned Politial aspirants especially their Publicity agents and Media advisers to shun personal attacks, insults and incitement.
He said; ”The 2023 election is more than an election, it is an opportunity to serve Nigeria, to defend Nigeria and to uphold her unity and progress,” the President said re-echoing the words of the Chairman of the Peace Committee, last week.’’
”Therefore, I call on all Nigerians, political parties, politicians, security agencies, the Independent National Electoral Commission, and all stakeholders to ensure that Nigeria is placed first above regional and sectional claims.’’
”I appeal to the contestants, especially their publicity agents and media advisers to shun personal attacks, avoid insults and incitement, reject the spread of fake news, and commit to issue-based campaigns and political rallies.’’
Buhari noted that what the Peace Committee has been doing over the years, aligns with his belief that Nigeria needs peace to achieve credible Elections.
”Once again, let me emphasise that everything must be done to support the National Peace Committee in its work to ensure peaceful elections in Nigeria.”

 

 

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