LG polls: Plateau Govt calls on political parties to be peaceful

By Peter Amine
Jos –  The Plateau State Government has called on all political parties in the state to be orderly and peaceful towards the forthcoming local government elections.

Malam Mohammad Nazif, the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, made the call on Tuesday while briefing newsmen in Jos.

Nazif said that the state government would not tolerate any activity that would puncture existing peace in the state.

“Government is working hard to ensure the sustenance of the existing peace in the state and would not allow anybody to puncture it.

“Government will deal decisively with anybody that will foment trouble in the name of politics,’’ he said.

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Alhaji Dayyabu Garga, the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, assured the people that government would not interfere in the elections.

Garga said that the Gov. Simon Lalong administration would allow the people to choose who would lead them at the grassroots.

The commissioner said that the state government had given Plateau Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) free hand to conduct the election.

He advised the commission not to allow itself to be used by any political party. (NAN)

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