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2019 polls: Abdulsalami cautions politicians

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A former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Thursday called on politicians to “jealously guard the peace of the country” ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Abubakar, who spoke at a book launch in memory of a former governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa, said politicians and their parties hold the key to peace in the nation.

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The book written by the late governor’s spokesman, Reuben Buhari, is titled: ‘Yakowa: A Dream Deferred.’

Abubakar urged politicians to avoid hate speech during electioneering.

He asked them (politicians) to focus on issue-based campaigns.

The ex-Nigerian leader said, “Allow me to draw our attention to the approaching 2019 general elections. May I urge all of us, especially the politicians to continue to jealously guard the peace of our dear country.

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“I urged us to refrain from political campaigns laced with religious or ethnic peculiarities and concentrate on issue-based campaigns.

“Politicians and their political parties hold the key to the creation of an environment that could foster free, fair and credible elections.”

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Yakowa’s widow, Amina, urged politicians to play politics without bitterness, noting that power belongs to God.

She said her husband played politics without bitterness.

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