Tribalism will not help Nigeria – Namadi Sambo

By Post Nigeria December 29, 2014 15:40

Tribalism will not help Nigeria – Namadi Sambo

Nigeria’s Vice President, Namadi Sambo, has charged politicians to desist from do-or-die politics, bitterness and blackmail to enable democracy in the country to thrive.

The vice president made this call during a working visit to Zamfara State, where he inaugurated constituency projects and presented empowerment tools to 300 youths in Zamfara North Senatorial District.

The Vice President said the 2015 general elections have made it a necessity to call on both office seekers and the electorate to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner.

He said that no sensible and patriotic politician would mobilize or initiate violence in their supporters with the aim of winning any position during the elections.

The Federal Government in collaboration with the 36 states and 774 local government areas of the Federation will ensure the peaceful conduct of campaigns by political parties and the conduct of the 2015 general elections.

Sambo therefore appealed to Nigerians to shun ethnic, tribal, religion and political differences in the interest of sustainable democracy in the country, stressing that, no meaningful development could be achieved in a society where “ tribalism, nepotism, ethnic and religious differences thrive.”

He has promised that government at all levels has taken necessary security measures in preparation for the 2015 elections and anyone found wanting would be dealt with.