2015 Election: British High Commission Calls For Peaceful Election In Rivers


bristish_high_commissioner_abujaAs the 2015 general elections draw near, the British High Commission has called on all political actors to conduct themselves peacefully to ensure credible election.

The Head, Political Section of the British High Commission in Nigeria, Mr. Ben Llwellyn-Jones, made the call in Port-Harcourt when former Minister of State for Education and Rivers State governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Nyesom Wike, met with members of the political section of the High Commission.

In his presentation to the High Commission, Wike said he would create an enabling environment for small scale and major businesses to thrive in Rivers State for the creation of employment opportunities in the state.

He said when elected in 2015, both indigenous and foreign investors would be encouraged to invest in the state through relevant policies and developmental programmes that would create the right environment for the growth of the state.

He said: “I am a peaceful leader who believes in the development of Rivers State and Nigeria. In all the 20 local councils where I have met delegates so far, aside campaigning for their votes during the governorship primary, I have always preached peace.

“In the PDP, the issues being raised in some quarters stem from the internal democracy in our party. In the other party, primaries are not held and candidates are merely imposed. However, in our case, everybody has the right to contest. After, the governorship primary, which I am confident of winning, the party will go ahead to win the general election with all stakeholders contributing their quota.” -DailyTimes


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