Ex-militant leader in Rivers, Chief Ateke Tom, has called on the people of the state to be peaceful during the Dec. 10 re-run elections in some parts of the state.
Tom, who made the call in Port Harcourt on Monday while fielding questions from newsmen, said that peace remained crucial for a successful re-run elections in the state.
He said that it was undemocratic for political parties to promote issues capable of igniting crisis, adding, “ politics should not be a do or die affair’.’
Tom, former leader of the Niger Delta Vigilante, called on youth in the state not to be lured into indulging in violence for whatever reason.
He said that it was more beneficial to encourage peace because violence was capable of making people to shy away from exercising their franchise.
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