Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote

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Published: Friday 27th March 2015 by The News Editor

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President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigeria to vote peacefully and accept the results of tomorrow’s presidential election, which analysts say will be the tightest in the nation’s history.

Mr Jonathan said in a televised broadcast today that no political ambition can justify shedding blood. Dozens of people have already been killed.

He and leading rival Muhammadu Buhari signed peace pledges yesterday and urged their supporters to avoid violence.

Human rights leaders say politicians have done little to lower tensions heightened by hate speech on ethnic and religious lines.

Security forces are also on high alert against attacks by Boko Haram Islamic extremists who have threatened to disrupt the vote.

Published: Friday 27th March 2015 by The News Editor

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