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Picture Speaks - Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong and other Gubernatorial Candidates Signing A Peace Agreement....

10th January 2019

Plateau 2019 - Lalong, Useni ,other Governorship candidates  sign peace agreement

By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos

Ahead of the 2019  Governorship elections in Plateau State, Governor Simon Lalong who is the Candidate of the All Progressive Congress APC, General Jeremiah Useni rtd  the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and General Jon Temlong the Candidate of the Action Democratic Party ADC including eleven others on Thursday  signed a Peace commitment agreement for the conduct of free and fair election in the state.

The signing of the Peace agreement organised by the Dialogue, Reconciliation and Peace Centre Kwang was held on Thursday under the supervision of the Catholic Dioceses of Jos, Traditional Rulers, Religious Leaders, Security Agencies, Political Parties amongst other stakeholders.

Speaking during the Peace agreement, the Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama tasked all the Governorship Candidates in the state against hate Speech, blackmail and intimidation.

"We want assurance from each of you candidates that you will run only issue based campaigns, free of hate speeches, insults, intimidation, blackmail and inciting comments".

According to him, considering the nexus that exists between elections and violent conflicts in Nigeria as past experience has shown, said there was need for all Candidates and Political parties to productively discuss ways to prevent all forms of violence during campaigns and election.

Kaigama advised all of them to call their followers and supporters to exercise great restraint and conduct themselves Peacefully.

" You are all seeking to be elected not for your personal gains, but for the good of the citizens of Plateau State, and we request you to put Plateau State and its citizens first in all you do and say during the period of campaigns and elections".

Governor Simon Lalong in his remark pledged to create an enable environment for the Conduct of free and fair election in the state

Part of the Peace agreement reads, "We the Candidates of the 2019 Governorship Elections in Plateau State gathered at the Dialogue, Reconciliation and Peace(DREP) Centre Kwang, Jos on this 10th January, 2019 in the presence of the Leadership of our political parties, eminent traditional rulers, Security chiefs, Religious leaders and other stakeholders do hereby commit ourselves to the Peaceful conduct of our campaign leading to Peaceful elections

Lalong  and other Gubernatorial candidates on Thursday signed a  peace agreement in Jos.


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