The Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN) today caution electorates on engaging in violent activities during 2019 elections and advise on credible Elections nationwide.
The call comes as Nigerians go out to elect a President and National Assembly Officers on Saturday, February 16 2019.
In a Statement signed by its National President, Chris Kehinde Nwandu, (CKN), the GPBN tasked all stakeholders to respect the rules of the elections as laid by the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC) and accordingly play by the set rules.
The Guild urged Politicians and their followers not to see the 2019 elections as “a do or die affair” adding, “This is an opportunity for electorates to exercise their civic responsibility to select leaders without fear of violence.
“Violence is inimical to conducting a credible election. Politicians are therefore advised not to heat up the polity or incite their followers to violence”, noted the Guild.
Nwandu in his statement equally charged members of the Group to shun publishing fake and unauthentic results from polling units so as not to unduly heat up the nation.
He admonished members to be ambassadors of credible information on their various blogs and platforms and be seen as thorough Professionals.
According to the statement, “We strongly believe that INEC should be completely independent. On no account should INEC be perceived as being biased by either the electorates or election observers.