Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has cautioned politicians in the country to desist from making inciting, inflammatory and unguarded utterances capable of fanning embers of discord amongst the populace.
Malami sounded the note of warning, stating that the Federal Government is leaving no stone unturned toward ensuring a hitch-free election in 2023.
He noted that supporting a fair, credible, and violence-free electoral process in the country is one of the cardinal themes of the Federal Ministry of Justice National Policy on Justice 2017.
The Policy, which is still in force, Malami said, was signed on September 20, 2017.
He said it expresses worries about and seeks to address the impunity for crimes regarding some election-related violence and malpractices especially the failure to hold perpetrators accountable.
“Let us join hands in making sure that all campaign utterances are humane and in conformity with global best practices, thereby contributing to a violence-free electoral process, the AGF said.
Malami spoke on Tuesday, at a 2-day seminar on the 2022 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
The AGF stated that as the 2023 general elections in the country approach, the role of journalists in the democratic transition cannot be overemphasized.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is committed to bringing to an end these undemocratic and uncultured activities through the administration of legally justifiable approaches on the perpetrators in order to serve as deterrence to others.
via: Information Nigeria