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Religious leaders sue for peace over Bayelsa guber poll

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Religious leaders in Bayelsa state have called on the electorate to support peaceful campaign for Nov. 16, governorship poll in the state.

The call was made at a sensitisation forum on Saturday in Yenagoa for religious leaders ahead of the governorship poll in the state.

The state Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop Jacob Akpiri said supporting the campaign for peaceful poll was necessary towards achieving free, fair and credible election.

Bishop Jacob Akpiri assured that the association was ready to contribute its quota towards peaceful poll in the state.

Also speaking, Alhaji Yakubu Otobo, the Vice President of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, urged Muslim faithful to conduct themselves peacefully before, during and after the election.

“Do not allow yourselves to be used as orchestrators of violence in the election.

“We are also brothers; let us remember that election is not war. Do not fight but cast your vote and ensure that your vote counts,” Otobo stated.

In his remark, Mr Monday Udoh, the state Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), urged religious leaders to always preach the gospel of peace, especially during elections.

Mr Monday Udoh, however, urged religious leaders to support INEC to tackle the issue of vote buying during the poll.

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