By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN – NATIONAL Chairman of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Prince Tony Momoh after an overview of the wave of political violence in some parts of the country, declared Monday, in Benin, that violence and democracy do not go together.
Prince Momoh spoke to newsmen shortly after a Town Hall meeting by the Presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Maj-Gen Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) .
He described violence in politics as a misbehavior on the part of people, explaining that, “ in democracy what you want is ideas, discipline and order in governance”.
“So, where some people are associated with violence, it is unhealthy, but don’t forget that those who make peaceful change impossible make violent change inevitable “, he said.
While saying that he would not support death sentence for election riggers, the CPC National Chairman called on Nigerians to vote and ensure that they defend their votes.
Earlier in his address, Gen. Buhari urged the electorates to make sure that those they want to lead them are transparent and accountable just as he added that if voted into power, his administration would secure the country and manage its affairs properly, promising that indiscipline and corruption would be taken on headlong.
He therefore urged the people to vote and ensure that their votes count.
Also speaking, Buhari’s running mate, Pastor Tunde Bakare said he was in politics because he found Buhari as an honest man who was ready to restructure the country.
He however slammed the Peoples Democratic Party led federal government of wasting the resources of the country for the past twelve years without any meaningful development in all spheres of the country’s national life.