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S-South women call for peaceful poll in Bayelsa

Concerned women in the South-South region  have called  for peaceful elections in Bayelsa state, recommending a non-violent approach to the candidates, ahead  of the December 5, governorship election in the state.

It, however, expressed concern over the alleged attack on the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva,  and his followers during the operation clean up Bayelsa initiative.

The women, in a communique at the end of their meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, yesterday, commended Sylva for his maturity and peaceful disposition in the conduct of his campaigns.

The meeting, which had in attendance, female political and community leaders from the region deliberated extensively on issues affecting the region in particular and women in general and  noted with delight, the victory of Hajiya Aisha Jummai Alhassan of Taraba State,the first elected female governor in Nigeria and commended her tenacity and doggedness in the face of debilitating challenges.



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