NPC Tasks Politicians on Peaceful Free ,Fair Credible in Kogi state
The Chairman of the National Peace Committee,
Rtd General Abdulsalam Abubarka has urged all the critical stakeholders in the next Saturday governorship election in Kogi State to play by the rules to ensure peaceful,free , fair and credible election.
Bishop Cardinal John Oniayekan who represented General Abdulsalam made this appeal while speaking at the signing of the peace accord ahead of Kogi State governorship election in Lokoja on Wednesday.
Cardinal Oniaiyekan explained the people/ , citizens/ electorate play a critical role in an election, appealing to them to play their role without fear or favour and should know the rights to vote must be protected.
He tasked the contestants to fear God , stressing that election should not be door die affairs and must warned all their supporters to desist from any act inimical to peace and security of the State before, during and after election in the State.
He called on the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to allow a level playing ground for all participants.
He explained that the reputation of INEC is very low, noting that the electoral must use this election to regain the confidence of the generality of Nigerians are are disenchanted with Commission.
The National Peace Committee urged the security agencies to do their duty of securing the social environment and must be guided by high professionalism in their duties.
He added that they should be fair to all in the discharged of their duties during the next Saturday election in Kogi State.
On the Judiciary , Cardinal Oniaiyekan urged the bar , and bench to settle the disputes arising from the election without biases.
The highlight of the occasion was the signing the peace accord by the 18 candidates contesting for the governorship election on 11th of November in the state.