All Nigerians, according to the African Action Congress, are entitled to hold rallies and campaigns wherever they see proper.
In addition, the party denounced the use of “caustic, divisive, and threatening statements” by supporters of other presidential contenders, saying that Nigerian youngsters shouldn’t lose sight of the objective to change the nation in the upcoming elections.
In a statement on Saturday, the party’s national publicity secretary, Femi Adeyeye, said that the 2023 elections did not require a political firestorm.
“I want to use this medium to address some of the issues heating up our polity.
“It is a matter of fact that the Nigerian space has never been this polarised since it was established. No thanks to the nepotistic, clueless Buhari regime that has further widened the division among Nigerians, through very dangerous social and economic inequalities.
“Should we as people in the space then continue to widen the trench through divisive rhetoric of violent threats to one another, all in the name of a “campaign”?
“Our presidential campaign slogan, “We Cannot Continue Like This” speaks to not continuing on the path of ethno-religious divisions that have kept us all on a retrogressive plane.
“We are clear that getting out of this quagmire would not be through the path that brought us here in the first place.
“There must be a full 360-degree turn-around, which definitely includes the respect for all humans irrespective of age, social status, religion, or tribe,” part of the statement noted.