Elder Statesman Chief Edwin Clark, has showered praises on young Nigerians seeking peaceful conducts of the forthcoming 2015 general election, stressing that violence poll can never take the country to the promise land.
Chief clark, said this in Abuja last week, while attending an investiture ceremony organised by Foundation for peace initiative, used in ushering in peaceful election and the launching of Peace ambassador customised vehicle number plate.
Chief Clark, who also was chairman of the occasion, also expressed worries over the precarious political situation in Nigeria ahead of march 28 general election, advice that previous elections in Nigeria, should be emulated. He recalled the election of 1979 which was conducted without rancur.
Speaking earlier, National president of the group,Dr. Sule Adejoh, said that the initiative will be used to enlighting Nigerians on the need for peace before during and after the general elections. He also used the used the occasion to assure Nigerians that the Messengers of Peace customised vehicle plate number will only be given to those who have contributed to peaceful co-existence in the country, adding that previous recipients of peace ambassador are people of integrity.
“Our foundation is not looking for wealthy politicians to honour, but we are searching for honest and pragmatic Nigerian who has used his or her professional calling to promote peace. Today, we are honouring a woman who has contributed to the growth of school pupils in Mararaba, one of the gateways to the seat of government.
“As I said earlier, our foundation will continue to carry out its sensitization of Nigerians towards peaceful co-existence before, during and after the elections because there is no other country we can call our own,” he said.