Jonathan, Abdulsalami, Kukah call for peaceful polls

The need for peaceful conduct of the 2023 general election in Nigeria was the focus of the Dr. Goodluck Jonathan Foundation 2022 Peace Conference, at a gathering of eminent Nigerians and other African nationals in Abuja on Tuesday.

Themed, “Nation Building: The Role of Elections in a Multi-Ethnic Context,” speakers spoke on the significance of non-violent polls not only to Nigeria but the entire West Africa sub-region.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, in his brief remarks, warned of the dire consequences of fake news and unguided utterances in the build up to the polls saying, “the biggest threat to democracy in Nigeria today is not guns but fake news and propaganda.”

Reflecting on the state of democracy in Africa, the former President stated that the globally accepted mode of governance is undermined in the continent by “insecurity, unconstitutional change of government, electoral fraud, violence, lack of good governance, media suppression,…

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