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Communication expert calls for post election peace

Map of Nigeria. Photo: Archive/Nigeria.

Now that the elections are over, Nigerians should bound together as one people to develop their country says a Professor of Mass Communication, Anthony Igyuve.

He made the call at a public lecture on peace building organised by a civil society group, ‘Peace for Free’ Advocacy Initiative in Abuja.

Drawing lessons from the politics of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Professor Igyuve appealed to opposition politicians not to destroy the country because they lost elections.

In a message, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Dr Tony Ojukwu reminded the people that Nigeria was a multi-ethnic and religious nation and that citizens should always promote peaceful integration and not violence.

The Convener of the lecture series which had earlier taken place in other geo political zones, Mr Chris Kalu urged Nigerians to deliberately promote tolerance, peace and unity amonsgt themselves.

Mr Kalu also stressed the need for Nigeria’s teeming youths to be mobilized and enlightened to understand the political system for them to contribute positively towards sustainable peace and stability.

Reporting by Victorson Agbenson; Editing by Chinasa Ossai and Annabel Nwachukwu