As the 2015 general election approaches, former head of state, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), has advised Nigerians to maintain the existing peace and tranquility in the country.
He gave the advice in Gombe State on Tuesday.
He said; “The most expensive commodity in Nigeria now is peace. So I appeal to Nigerians as we go into 2015 elections, we should do our best to maintain the peace and tranquility in this country.
“So I appeal to all because all of us have a role to play in maintaining the peace in this country. So we must approach the elections with all sense of responsibility”.
The former head of state reminded politicians that “election is not a do or die affair. In any competition, there is a winner and when a winner emerges, the loser should please accept and know that there cannot be two winners at the same time.
“After all, in Nigeria, governance is for four years. Before the twinkling of an eye, it will come and go”.
While assessing the democratic journey 15 years after he handed over, Gen. Abdulsalami said there is always room for improvement as nation building is a never-ending process.