Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Embassy of Israel in Nigeria has warned of impending crisis. Israel yesterday called on Nigerians to eschew bitterness and work for peace. Speaking at the 23th Memorial Lecture/ Anniversary of Late Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin in Abuja, the deputy head of mission, Embassy of Israel, Mr Nadav Goren said there was already tension over insecurity in the North East, Middle Belt, and the Niger Delta regions and called for peace even as the country approaches the February 2019 general elections.
“As we speak here today, conflicts at varying intensity levels are ongoing in the North East, Middle Belt, and Niger Delta. As we near elections in February, these tensions are prone to show themselves more and more,” Goren said, advising politicians to emulate the late Israeli former Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin who died ‘targeting’ peace.
“I call upon Nigerians to condemn, denounce and isolate violence. Be resilient in opposing any form of violence and proudly promote the democratic discourse throughout the electoral process and thereafter,” Goren added.
The executive secretary, Christian United For Israel (CUFI), a prayer outreach ministry dedicated for praying for the state of Israel, Rev Samson Ozovehe, said Rabin’s ability to make concessions without compromising national and citizens’ security made him secure public trust. Read more