Council Poll: Parties Sign Peace Pact In Kwara State
Ahead of the upcoming Saturday’s local government election in Kwara State, political parties have signed an undertaking to ensure a peaceful poll.
The State Independent Electoral Commission (KWSIEC) and security agencies came to conclusion that the parties would sign the undertaking as part of arrangements to ensure a violence-free election.
KWSIEC’s Chairman Usman Ajidagba said peace was essential to a free and fair election. According to him, the decision to make the parties sign the undertaking was taken after it was noted that politicians were making inciting utterances.
Ajidagba, added that the electoral body was prepared to conduct a credible election, urged parties to cooperate with the body..
The Police commissioner, who doubles as chairman of the election security inter-agencies consultative forum, Lawan Ado, said the forum was committed to the maintenance of peace and order before, during and after the election.
Ado advised that any party or candidate, who has any security-related issue, should bring it up so it could be addressed to ensure a peaceful poll.