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Plateau Elections: Diaspora Group Urges Parties, Candidates To Respect Peace Accord

Some indigenes of Plateau living in the U.S., on Wednesday, have urged all political parties and candidates in the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections to abide by the signed Peace Accord and accept the outcome of the elections.

This is contained in a statement issued by Plateau State Association USA, Inc. (PSA-USA), signed by its National President, Dr. Barth Shepkong and made available to newsmen in Abuja.

“In the upcoming gubernatorial and house of assembly elections, we encourage voters to remain peaceful and patient as they cast their votes.

“We urge all political parties and candidates to abide by the signed Peace Accord and fully commit to supporting all efforts that ensure that only the Nigerian people decide who wins the election(s).

“It is imperative for Nigeria’s stability and democratic
consolidation that the process is conducted and concluded safely and credibly.

“We encourage all actors to calm tensions and avoid violence of any sort proactively,” he said.

Shepkong said the association would support and partner with whoever won the election in the state “as we continue to advocate for good governance.

“Working with Plateau State citizens in the Diaspora will help create a sense of belonging and cement our passionate interests in contributing significantly to our state’s socioeconomic and political development.”

According to him, PSA USA will continue to partner and advocate for a fair democratic process that reflects the will of our people and our collective goal for a #BetterPlateau.

“Elections are a fundamental part of a functioning democracy, and all Nigerians deserve the chance to choose their future — freely and fairly.

“Finally, the future belongs to all of us. Let’s work together to make it what we want.

“It’s time we separate tribe and religion from politics, remember, change begins with you and I. Let us consciously work in building a better society,” he said.


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