Campaign for the Defence of the Human Right (CDHR), Akwa Ibom State chapter, has said desperation of politicians to win at all costs led to the postponement of the 2019 general election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last Saturday.
The organisation equally added that INEC postponed the election to curb electoral violence.
According to the CDHR Chairman, Pius Philip Ntuen, the postponement would checkmate cases of insecurity, brigandage and violence associated with some individuals or groups in Akwa Ibom State.
He condemned the alleged burning of INEC buses and killing of innocent persons in Obot Akara Local Government Area of the state and any activity resulting in creating tension, friction, suspicion and acrimony capable of undermining the atmosphere for a free and fair election.
The CDHR boss implored relevant security agencies in state to ensure peace and order that can guarantee violence-free elections.
He said security personnel should keep up to their constitutional and legal duty/responsibility of arresting and prosecuting any person or group intending to disrupt the peace of the state during the elections and thereafter.
He also charged political parties, their supporters and agents to maintain peace, eschew violence and ensure peaceful elections in the state.