Making the call at the presentation of the party’s flags to the local government chairmanship candidates of the party, on Wednesday in Jalingo, the state capital, the party asked all the candidates to embrace peaceful strategies for campaigning rather than violence.
The candidates were as well tasked to tread extra legitimate miles to discourage the idea of supporters moving along with weapons during the campaign.
Drumming that elections are not war but all about development, the APC Northern Zone Vice Chairman, Solomon Jadana, who made the presentation on behalf of the party’s state chairman, Barrister Ibrahim Tuktur El-Sudi, said the party is fully prepared for the forthcoming council election.
The APC in the state, according to him, “is fully prepared and confident of our candidates’ victory in the election”.
He added that “both the State Independent Electoral Commission (TSIEC) and the state government have assured us of a transparent exercise”.
Jadana stressed that APC candidates in the election are men of proven character and prudence who are out to help attract progressive ideas for the development of Taraba state.
He reiterated the readiness of the APC to take over from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, during the next political dispensation.
“All our supporters should be peaceful, but should resist any attempt to rig the election,” he said, adding that “all internal crises that made us lose in the last governorship election have been resolved”.