The United Nations on Friday 27th of this month said that this year’s general elections should not be allowed to divide Nigeria.
An envoy of the United Nations, Mohammed Ibn-
Chambas, stated this in Gombe State. He urged all political parties and their candidates to ensure peaceful conduct of the elections without causing any damage to the sovereignty and unity of the country.
The United Nations special delegation led by the
former Chairman Economic Communities of West
African States, Mohammed Ibn-Chambas was in
Gombe to assess the peaceful atmosphere of the
state and by extension the North-East region.
Ibn-Chambas, who represented the UN Secretary
General Ban-ki- Moon, said the general elections
must be fair and credible.
He said, “Most African elections turn out to be
violent. But Nigeria has a very special position in
Africa and democratic gains being enjoyed must
be sustained. Nigeria cannot afford to be
divided. The elections must be fair, peaceful and
The UN delegation said it was impressed with
the level of commitment by the Independent
National Electoral Commission and security
agencies. Responding, Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, promised peaceful conduct of the poll.
He said, “We will do everything possible to
conduct free, fair and credible elections in Gombe
State. We have made all arrangements and we
have been working with relevant stakeholders
and we have sensitised our people on the
dangers of violence.”