Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, political parties in Nasarawa state have signed a code of conduct to guide the behaviour of all contestants and their supporters before, during and after the elections.
The ceremony, which took place at the police officer mess along Jos road Lafia, on Thursday, in the presence of all heads of security agencies, was aimed at getting political parties and agencies involved in the elections to stick to the regulations guiding the electoral process.
With over 10 political parties in attendance, the event included an interactive session by political parties. They called on security agencies not to discriminate against any of them.
The political parties present were the All Progressives Grand Alliance, the Peoples Democratic Party, the All Progressives Congress, the Progressive Peoples Alliance, the Peoples Democratic Movement, Labour Party, and Independent Democrats, among others.
In their separate remarks, the state chairman of the PDP, Yunana Iliya, commended the state police commissioner for taking such proactive steps towards ensuring peaceful conduct of the elections.
The representative of the APC, Wuduyamba Agidi, who is the publicity secretary of the party in the state, urged security agencies to arrest anyone caught breaking the law.
Mr. Agidi said the APC stood for the rule of law and urged other political parties to join in the crusade against political violence in the state.
The Police Commissioner, Sani Mohammed, assured all the political parties in the state of adequate security measures during and after the elections.
He called on political parties to prevail on their members to avoid any act capable of threatening the fragile peace in the state.
He assured that officers and men of the command would ensure that lives and properties are protected during the elections and afterwards.