Lafia - The Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC), has reassured the electorate in the state of its determination to conduct free, fair and credible local government election slated for March 22.
Dr Abdullahi Modibbo, the NASIEC Chairman in the state, gave the assurance on Thursday in Lafia at a meeting with heads of security agencies in the state.
"The commission is determined to conduct credible local government election that will be emulated by other states in the country.
"Elections in Nigeria had been characterised by all kinds of sentiments thereby leading to the breakdown of law and order,” he said.
Modibbo recalled that the state had witnessed several conflicts in recent times, hence the determination of the commission to conduct credible election to ensure peace in the state.
While acknowledging the role of the security agencies in ensuring peaceful elections, the chairman stated that with the cooperation of the security outfits NASEIC would conduct credible poll in the state.
He appealed to the Heads of law enforcement agencies to caution their against displaying sentiments in the discharge of their duties.
Modibbo urged the political parties to educate their members on the need to avoid acts capable of breaching peace in the state.
Responding on behalf of the heads of the security agencies, Idis Ibrahim, the state Police Commissioner, urged the people not to take the law into their hands.
He promised that they would discharge their duties in accordance with the ethics of their profession.