Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP
Agence France-Presse

A socio-political organisation, the Integrated Movement for Positive Change (IMPC) has appealed to Nigerians especially, the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to campaign peacefully.

President of IMPC, Philip Ahmed, who spoke to journalists, on Tuesday, in Abuja, stated that unguarded comments could plunge the country into crisis which will showcase Nigeria in the negative light before the world.

His words, “Peace is a uniquely important element that enhances national development world over which the candidates of the APC and PDP should adhere to.

“It is also our firm conviction that peaceful coexistence has the propensity of ensuring everlasting peace and unity.”

Meanwhile, Southeast Solidarity Movement of Nigeria, (SESM4Atiku) has promised Atiku Abubakar 80 per cent votes from the South East.

SESM4Atiku Coordinator, Okechukwu Anazodo, explained that Atiku has what it takes to unite the country and deliver on good governance.

According to him, “SESM4Atiku mandate is to ensure that it delivers at least 80 per cent votes from the Southeast for Atiku/Obi 2019 Presidency.”

He noted that the group has started consultations with different socio-political and religious organisations in the Southeast and Diaspora to canvass votes for him.

This is even as he urged the Igbo not to allow themselves to be coerced and victimised during the election.

The 2019 elections is less than four months away.

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