Nigerian politicians have been advised to shun violence in all ramification as well as desist from do or die politics as presently being practiced in the country.
Presidential Adviser on Political Matters ,Prof Rufai Ahmed Alkali gave the advise on Friday in Abuja while speaking to journalists.
Prof Alkali said his call became necessary for democracy which was still young in in the country to thrive.
He noted that President Goodluck Jonathan had provided a level playing ground for politicians in the country through the very organized way elections have being held in Edo. Anambra, Ondo and most recently Ekiti States.
He appealed to politicians in the country to thread the path of credible elections as being campaigned and organized by INEC in the country so far as we approach the 2015 elections, stressing that violence should not be part of our democratic culture for any reason.
Alkali commended the people of Ekiti, INEC, Security personnel and Governor Kayode Fayemi for their exemplary conduct during the Ekiti governorship election which took place on June 21,this year.
The political adviser called on all Nigerians to continue to exercise patience and maintain peace before , during and after elections..