Kogi State Government has restated its commitment to a peaceful, fair and credible general election.
Capt Idris Wada gave the assurance when he received in audience the Advocacy Committee for fair, credible and peaceful elections in his office.

The Governor who was represented at the occasion by his Deputy, Yomi Awoniyi, urged politicians to see the forth coming election as a game that must produce winners and losers.

Capt Wada stressed that it is God who give positions of authority, caution politicians not to approach the 2015 elections with a do-or-die approach.

The Governor who described Kogi State and its people as people who have cohabited peacefully over the years, said the State is not known for political violence, urge politicians and their supporters to put the interest of the Nation and the State paramount before, during and after the election.
Capt Wada appealed to aspiring politicians to imbibe the spirit of fair play, see their political opponents as their friend and to accept the verdict and wishes of the forthcoming elections as the wish of God and that of the people.

Earlier in his remarks, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai (MFR), and leader of the delegation, said they were in the State to meet with relevant stakeholders, community and traditional leaders on the need for a fair, free and peaceful 2015 elections.

The committee he added is meeting the relevant critical stake holders in order to forestall a repeat performance of the violence that followed the 2011 general election.

Also speaking, Alhaji Sule Iyaji, former Deputy Governor in the old Benue State and member of the committee, said the committee was put together by the Presidency to realize his wish for a fair, credible and peaceful elections, said the committee is saddled with the task of meeting relevant stakeholders in the Northern part of the country.


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