By Monday Ogar
In anticipation of the coming elections, a town hall meeting on electoral violence has been organized in Calabar to disscuss modalities and possible methods to combat post and pre electoral violence.
Speaking at the meeting, The Cross River Commisioner of Police, Henry Fadairo encouraged political parties to desist from making utterances that promote violence, as this utterances most times are the fuel for electoral violence.
The Commisioner, represented by DSP Bar. Tom Adama said utterances promoting violence will not be tolerated, as the Police will deal legally with those who are caught inciting violence.
Also speaking at the event, a representative of the Muslim Community in Cross River, Shaibu Abdulahi said electoral violence, like every kind of violence is a result of our declining moral standards, which are all reflections of our home.
He adviced parents to start talking to their children at home, as it is these children that are used to perpetrate these crimes.
The meeting had in attendace representatives from the Christian community, civil society groups, political parties and the media and was organised by Partners 4 Peace(P4P) and Partnership Initiative for the Niger Delta(PIND).
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