The Plateau State Peace Building Agency says the habit of attacking supporters or structures of political opponents by Nigerian politicians is “uncharitable and uncivilized”.

Director General of the agency, Mr. Joseph Lengman on Friday warned that tearing down posters campaign posters and billboards could incite violence in the country.

He equally disapproved of political parties ‘arming’ and ‘drugging’ youths to intimidate political opponents during campaign rallies.

“You are not in any way promoting the interest of these young people by so doing, but rather destroying it,” Mr. Lengman said on Good morning Plateau, an audience participatory programme on Peace 90.5 FM, Jos.

According to him, using “hate and dangerous speeches” to sell candidates during campaigns is also undemocratic and retrogressive.

“You cannot win election by sowing the seed of discord or by somehow abusing the sensibilities of other ethnic or religious groups or sowing the seed of disunity on the Plateau.

“Beyond our political affiliations, we need unity. Above all else, it is about the people, it is about the citizens. Parties will come and go, but the future of plateau state is in our hands. We have the power to make it a better place if not for our sake, for the sake of our children,” he said.