The Lagos League of Political Parties (LLPP) on Thursday appealed to former Head of State Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw his statement threatening bloodshed in the 2015 polls.
Retired Gen. Buhari served as Head of State from Dec. 31, 1983 to Aug. 27, 1985, when he was toppled by retired Gen. Ibrahim Babangida in what could be described as a palace coup.
In a statement signed by its Lagos State Chairman, Mr Udoka Udeogaranya, the LLPP said it considered the statement as being capable of affecting national peace, progress and civility.
``We will like to remind us all that many people in Nigeria have previously lost their lives because of the heightened passions usually caused by such statements," the group said.
It noted that as participants in the April 2011 general elections, the LLPP could attest to the huge progress recorded by the Goodluck Jonathan's administration in the conduct of the polls.
``The progress recorded in the 2011 polls clearly contrasts with the previous one of 2007.
``Little wonder, all the opposition parties in Lagos State, for instance, congratulated the winning party and that has provided a peaceful environment for governance in the state," it said.
The LLPP, however, advised all politicians to allow those elected to be able to deliver to the electorate the promises they made to them during the electioneering.
``Laying obstructions or making governance difficult for those saddled with governance by any means is a disservice to society and the nation," the statement said.
It condemned all forms of violence and urged all political stakeholders to eschew every act of incitement, capable of causing violence. (NAN)