AS the political parties conduct their primaries across the country, politicians and other players have been called upon to play the game of politics according to the laid down rules and regulations in order to ensure a peaceful and successful conduct of the primary elections.
The call was made by the Acting Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Gombe state, Adalyn Waye Patari in an interview with Newsmen in Gombe.
Waye Patari said that abiding by the rules and regulations of the game was a step to successful primaries and electioneering campaigns as well as the outcome of the 2019 general elections.
The NOA Director said that “As we are approaching the parties’ primary elections, I am appealing to the politicians to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner”.
She then advised political party leaders to sensitise their members and supporters on the need to eschew violence conduct before, during and after the exercise saying that, “So far, there was no problem between the supporters of different political parties like in 2015. So, I want them to continue in this direction”.
Waye Patari also called on the youth in Gombe state and the country at large not to allow themselves to be used as thugs by politicians who want power at all cost.
“Think of better things to do. Do not give any politician the chance to use you as an instrument of violence and be good ambassadors of your various communities and the country at large. I also want to advise the politicians to be responsible and play parental roles instead of destroying the future of our youths”, she advised.