Election: Enugu traditional ruler advises community members to shun violence

IGWE Samuel Asadu, the Traditional Ruler of Edem-Ani community
in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, has advised members of the community to shun violence, electoral malpractice and thuggery before, during and after the March 18 elections.

Asadu gave the advice  in Nsukka on Friday while addressing newsmen in his palace shortly after an interactive
forum with political stakeholders in the community.

The forum was to sensitise the people, ahead of the March 18 Governorship and state houses of assembly elections.

The traditional ruler said he would not condone any form of violence, thuggery, or electoral malpractice, saying “we all must
obey the electoral rules and regulations by conducting ourselves peacefully.

“The Edem-Ani community is known as a peaceful community and  I will not tolerate any form of violence, thuggery
or breach of public peace.

“I want the community to maintain the peace so that people can come out freely and vote for the candidates of their choice.

“I am happy with positive response from political stakeholders that March 18 will also be smooth and violence-free, like the
Feb. 25 Presidential and National Assembly election.”(NAN)