By Michelle Faul, March 27, 2015, Published in Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday’s presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa’s richest nation and its largest democracy.

“No political ambition can justify violence or the shedding of the blood of our people,” Jonathan, who is running for re-election, said Friday in a televised broadcast.”…

“Wage peace not war,” is a campaign long promoted by the National Orientation Agency which is working with bloggers and other social media popular among millions of Nigerians, according its director general, Mike Omeri. The idea is to “create a lot of buzz” and build “a community of people that will be driven by a passion for peace.”


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