By: Yekini Jimoh Lokoja
The National Youth Council of Nigeria, Kogi State, in collaboration with civil RECEP and INGRA, have organised a peace accord meeting for all political parties participating in the election in kogi Western Senatorial district of kogi state.
During the meeting, the candidates of various political parties in the western senatorial district signed the peace pact to show their commitment towards a safe and peaceful electioneering process in the state.
The signing of the peace accord was the high point of a meeting previously held with the candidates, civil society organization
political parties, members of the youth council and strategic stakeholders.
The accord pact agreement was read by the representative of NYC, Comrade Idris Mohammed Muazu who said all candidates contesting for House of Assembly, House of Representatives and Senate in kogi west have collectively agreed to ensure peaceful and credible elections in the their various constituencies .
He said the pact signed entails that all political parties accept the outcome of the elections or to seek legitimate means of redress in the event of divergent positions
” It is to commit candidates and their parties to accept the outcome of the elections as long as it is adjudged to be free, fair, and credible.
He reiterated the importance of the signing of the Peace Accord which committed all candidates, political parties to peaceful elections.
“Our state needs a stable and reliable democracy to be able to adequately address its challenges and provide the desired leadership that meets the expectations of our teeming populace,’’he stated.