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Published On: Sun, Apr 13th, 2014

2015: Presidency, politicians charged to focus on a peaceful Nigeria

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By Evelyn Okakwu

President Goodluck Jonathan and other stakeholders seeking elective positions and appointments at all levels have been advised to work for the peace and stability of Nigeria rather than heating up the polity ahead of the 2015 general elections.

This was contained in a statement issued by Apostle Yohana Margif Foundation, a non-governmental organisation seeking the growth of peace in the country, through its media and publicity leader, Denis Mernyi.

According to the statement, Ambassador Margif, who is the chairman of the Apostle Yohana Margif Foundation, said “Nigeria is passing through most critical moments capable of threatening its existence which requires the collective effort of all citizens to address.

The group accused politicians of deliberately causing trouble and distracting the present government by fuelling sectional crises across the country, but frowned at the manner in which government handles those crises.

According to him, “Government has all the necessary might and machinery to contain any sort of internal conflict but it is rather unfortunate that Nigerians are killed daily in their own country by allegedly known persons, yet nothing is done”.

Condemning the wanton killing of innocent Nigerians by allegedly known armed men on a daily basis, he wondered why government is looking the other way while lives are being wasted daily with properties destroyed.

“Time is still far. 2015 is still ahead, but the country is boiling. People are being killed daily. Homes and properties are been destroyed.

“The economic strength of those affected is dwindling fast, with most of their source of livelihood wasted yet government, security agencies and politicians seem not bothered” he stated.

According to him, those only concerned with 2015 and particularly, presidential elections, or who becomes the next president of Nigeria amidst the huge challenges facing the nation without a solution in sight are just enemies of Nigeria.

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