Presidency holds peace conference for political stakeholders ahead of Kogi and Bayelsa elections

The Presidency says it would organise a peace conference for politicians and stakeholders that would usher in unity, irrespective of the nation’s diversities.

The event, which would be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari, is being jointly organised at the instance of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and a political think-tank, Nigeria for Peace Initiative.

The Permanent Secretary, Political Affairs, in the Office of the SGF, Ibukun Odusote, who confirmed the event, said the Federal Government is willing to fully participate in the peace conference, to avoid the mistakes of the past.

The initiative is a move to avoid a replication of hate campaigns and divisiveness witnessed in the last general elections, as the governorship election in Kogi State has been scheduled for November 21, 2015, while Bayelsa State governorship poll will take place on December 5.






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