President Buhari Condemns Pre-election Violence in Jos

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu
Buhari today strongly condemned reports of election violence in Jos, the
capital of Plateau. Reports indicate that the violence and burning of
campaign buses was a result of a clash between two factions of the
People’s Demoractic Party (PDP).

“I have received news of violence in Jos today,” he said. “I condemn
this violence in its entirety. I reject any supporter who resorts to
violence. Like I said after the attack on our supporters in Rivers this
week, elections are not war.

“Professor Yemi Osinbajo and I stand in total condemnation of this
incident. I call on the PDP to join this call for peace. Every Nigerian
life is sacred.”

Earlier, the candidate had emphasised this call for peaceful elections
at events in Anambra and in Enugu, where tens of thousands of Nigerians
welcomed the APC.