LCCI calls for violence free election

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Lagos- less than 24 hours to the Presidential and National elections, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has urged Nigerians to shun violence during the exercise.

The LCCI made the appeal in a statement signed by its , Alhaji Remi Bello, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria  (NAN) in Lagos.

According to it, “no economy can progress in the face of violence and social .  Without peace no productive activity would place in any economy”.

It said that the desired economic growth and enhanced standard of living made it imperative for Nigerians to ensure free, fair and credible elections.

It also said that electoral grievances and demand for justice should be done in accordance the law.

The LCCI canvassed the to nurture and deepen the ’s democracy by ensuring the integrity of the electoral .

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It urged the organs of government saddled the responsibility of managing the electoral to discharge their onerous duty, to be counted on the right side of history.

“Specifically, we request the National Electoral Commission (), and the judiciary to be fair, equitable, impartial and in the discharge of their duties.

“They should be non-partisan and be clearly above board.  The should ensure adequate of lives and property without intimidating the electorate and the citizenry.

“These are essential to inspire confidence in the electoral .

“We urge them to put the interest of the country and the generality of the citizens above all other interests.

“We do have any other country than Nigeria; hence we to guard its existence, integrity and sustainability jealously,” it said. (NAN)