The national peace committee has added its voice to calls for peace before, during and after the Kogi state governorship election.
The committee which made its position known at the signing of the peace accord in lokoja said political actors and their supporters must commit to avoiding violence at all costs.
Eighteen out of the twenty -four political parties listed to contest the November 16 governorship election signed the peace accord.
The representative of the chairman of the peace accord committee, Reverend Father Ata Barkindo who is the head secretariat of national peace committee and the director of the kukah centre said complaints from the poll if any arise, should be directed to the appropriate quarters instead of resulting to violence.
He said their mandate is to facilitate a peaceful election process and not to support any political party or candidate.
The state resident electoral commissioner, James Apam described the signing of the accord as timely and necessary, adding that the electoral umpire is ready for the election.
Commissioner of police, Hakeem Busari and the Ohinoyi of Ebira land, Hrm Ado Ibrahim commended the efforts of the national peace committee.
Traditional rulers from across the three senatorial zones, security agents and political party supporters witnessed the signing of the peace accord ahead of the election which witnessed a new twist with Thursday’ s court ruling mandating INEC to include the SDP and its candidate in the November 16 governorship election.