Former Head of State and Chairman, National Peace Committee, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has called on the police and other stakeholders to show more commitment towards conducting credible elections in 2019.
Abubakar, who was the Chairman of the occasion, made the call at a security summit for stakeholders on the electoral process on Tuesday in Abuja.
“The police and stakeholders must show commitment to the 2019 general elections,“ he said.
He said the current security challenges in the country should be of concern to all Nigerians, adding that all stakeholders must collaborate with the police to provide security during the elections.
The former Head of State also called on the police to discharge their duties in accordance with the law to erase the perception of intimidation Nigerians have about them.
He also enjoined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other security agencies to put Nigeria first as the whole world was looking up to them on the conduct credible elections.
In a remark, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan, urged security agencies in the country to carry out their constitutional mandate in accordance with the law.
He said that Nigeria was greater than any individual or group, adding that election was not “a do-or-die affair’’ but a contest where the popular candidates emerge.
“Unity of Nigeria is not negotiable and we should be fair and equitable in all we do,“ he said.
The monarch also advised the youths to shun violence while refusing to be used by unscrupulous politicians.