Peace Ambassador wants political parties to be peaceful ahead Delta LG polls

Peace Ambassador wants political parties to be peaceful ahead Delta LG polls

By Emmanuel Afonne

Mr Kingsley Muturu, a Peace Ambassador in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta, has sued for peace among political parties, ahead of the local government election in the state slated for March 6.

Muturu who gave the charge in a statement issued on Wednesday to remind stakeholders of the importance of having a peaceful LG election.

He, however, urged the PDP to work hard for victory in the forthcoming election and see the opportunity of flying the party’s flag as a stepping stone to something greater.

“This election should be seen as a contest amongst brothers and don’t see the PDP ticket for the election as victory already secured.

“You must reach out to the voters to sell the party and their candidacy,” he said.

According to him, it is now that the real work should start,  by going to the grassroots to mobilise the people and telling them what they stand to gain when one is  elected.

“Use this opportunity to aspire to something greater and consider yourselves privileged to bear this flag because many had sought for it. Do not abuse this rare privilege.

“When elected, do not turn your back on the people at the grassroots who you are meant to represent.

“Be an ambassador of peace, eschew violence and don’t engage anybody to cause violence for you. We are brothers and sisters in this local government, our different political leanings notwithstanding.

“Local government is the tier of government closest to the people, therefore, I urge you to let the people feel your presence and impact when elected,” he said.

Muturu urged the party’s flag bearers to distinguish themselves from ineffective predecessors and make the difference when in office.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that  the PDP in Delta recently handed its flags to its chairmanship, vice chairmanship and councillorship candidates in the 25 local government areas in the state preparatory to the LG election. (NAN)

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