With the 2019 general elections drawing closer daily, traditional rulers from the Southern part of Nigeria have drawn a road map for elections that would be free, fair and violence free.
They also expressed concerns for the safety and security of lives of members of their community during the forthcoming election.
Arising from the second Consultation Meeting of National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN) South-South, South East Chapter which held recently at the Best Western Homerville Hotel, Benin City, Edo State, the monarchs noted that if “the local community is saved, the whole Nigeria is saved.”
Chairman of the Second Consultation Meeting of the Southern monarchs, HRH Edmund Daukoru, the Mingi XII Amanayanabo of Nembe Kingdom, said the meeting was convened to consider the security situation in the country particularly at a time when the elections are just round the corner.
HRH (Dr) Appolus Chu, the Ebere Emere Okori, Eleme of Eleme Kingdom, Rivers State; HRH (Dr) Appolus Chu, said the meeting was a platform where the traditional rulers from the South-south and South East part of Nigeria will come together and speak with one voice on the policies that would be made in the interest of the nation.
He called on government and other stakeholders to provide conducive environment for people to vote during the elections and also calling on individuals in their various communities to conduct themselves properly during the voting process.