SOKOTO – A  PDP chieftain  in Sokoto State, Malam Dahiru Maishanu,  yesterday  urged members of the party to embrace peace while protecting their votes in the forthcoming elections.
Maishanu told newsmen in Sokoto that it  was only by so doing that  the will of the electorate would  be fully respected.
He also called on the leaders of the party as well as those seeking elective positions to sustain their sensitisation campaign on the need for  their followers   to shun violence before,  during and after the elections.
Maishanu, who  said that the elections  must not to be seen as a do or die affair, called on politicians to abide by the rules and regulations of the electoral process.
He also called on the security agencies to provide a level- playing ground for the peaceful conduct of the elections.
“A peaceful environment will prevent rigging and all  kinds of political  violence,’’ he said.