Nigeria President Warns Against Bloodshed Ahead of Saturday Poll

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan warned against violence ahead of Saturday's presidential election as people began stockpiling food, cash and fuel for fear of clashes. In a broadcast to the nation on Friday, Jonathan said no political ambition could justify violence or bloodshed, adding that security measures had been taken to guarantee a free and fair election, saying "Let me warn, however, that as President, Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, I am under oath to protect the lives of all Nigerians and the security of our country at all times.



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