A total of 64 gubernatorial candidates for the forthcoming general election in Kaduna State, on Tuesday pledged to work against hate speeches and use of thugs to inject crisis during and and after the elections.
They equally signed a peace pact with a pledge to let the will of the people prevail without interferences.
The event, which was organised by the Kaduna State Police Command, is part of its citizen’s engagements to ensure violence free, fair and credible elections.
26 of those that signed the pact are contesting for the state governorship seat, while 38 are senatorial candidates.
Among the political parties that attended the event were the All Progressive Congress, APC, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peoples Redemption Party, PRP, Accord Party, AP, and Social Democratic Party, SDP among others.
Ahmad Abdurrahman, the Commissioner of Police in the state, said it was important for the principal actors in the elections to give a commitment to a peaceful, free, fair and credible poll.
According to him, the police organised the event because it is desirous of peaceful transition of political power in the country.