The United Nations and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have cautioned Nigeria against violence in the forthcoming general elections.
The two global bodies reminded Nigerians of the consequences should there be outbreak of violence adding that no other nation in the sub-region could possibly accommodate the nation’s refugees.
The warning was issued in Jos, the Plateau State Capital by the two bodies during a mediation training and interactive engagement with the Inter-Party Advisory Council and other stakeholders.
The stakeholders were drawn from the North-Central and the North-East on non-violence 2023 elections.
The United Nations Office for West Africa and Sahel (UNOWAS) represented by Sa’adatu Sha’abu cautioned that should anything go wrong the unimaginable consequences would be grave and everyone should play by the rules.
On his part, ECOWAS Programme Officer, Mediation, Brown Odigie advised all stakeholders on the peaceful conduct of the 2023 elections and appealed to candidates and their parties to uphold the signed peace accord and the electoral guidelines.
IPAC National Secretary Yusuf Dantalle lamented that election violence stems from desperate politicians because of huge election spending. DAILY TRUST