Mrs Adaline Patari, Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Gombe State, has urged politicians to play the game according to the rules to ensure peace and successful conduct of primary elections.
Patari made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Tuesday.
She said that abiding by the rules and regulations was a step to successful primaries and electioneering campaigns as well as the 2019 general elections.
“As we are approaching the parties’ primary elections, I am appealing to the politicians to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner,’’ Patari said.
The director advised leaders of the political parties to sensitise their members and supporters to eschew violence.
“So far, there was no problem between the supporters of different political parties like in 2015. So, I want them to continue in this direction,’’ the NOA chieftain said.
Patari called on the youth in the state and the country at large not to allow themselves to be used as thugs by politicians.
“Think of better things to do. Do not give any politician the chance to use you as an instrument of violence and be good ambassadors of your various communities and the country at large.
“I also want to advise the politicians to be responsible and play parental roles instead of destroying the future of our youths, ‘’she said.