2019: Group canvasses patriotism, issue-based campaign


A group, Patriotism Renaissance Initiative has called on Nigerians to demonstrate patriotism during the 2019 elections by voting for only credible candidates.

The PRI stated that it would champion patriotism as a tool for national development, noting that this was the missing link in the nation’s quest for development and growth.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Friday, the PRI National Coordinator, Sulayman Kuku-Dawodu, challenged Nigerians to actively participate in the election processes while calling on the candidates and political parties to conduct an issue-based campaign.

He cautioned against vote buying and violence during the campaigns and on Election Day, stressing that candidates must focus on issues and should not engage in personal attacks and abuses.

Kuku-Dawodu noted, “We subscribe to the belief that the missing link in our attainment of national development is the lack of patriotism amongst the greatest number of the citizens from top to bottom.

“PRI is championing this value as a tool for national development; The starting point is the application of this principle in the forthcoming elections to engender a smooth transition.”

He further admonished security agencies against voter intimidation during the polls, adding that the Independent National Electoral Commission should on its part put in place the necessary machinery to safeguard the credibility of the elections. – Punch

– Dec. 7, 2018 @ 15:55 GMT |

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