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).

Muhammadu Buhari

“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.” Buhari added.

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. 

Buhari's calls for peaceful elections conduct has also been tweeted from his newly formed twitter account, @ThisIsBuhari.

Buhari's twitter handle which was created on December 22, 2014 now has 67,500 followers.

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