Nigeria’s new ambassador to Liberia, James Dimka, has sued for peace as his host country heads to the polls for Tuesday’s presidential and House of Representatives elections.

Dimka said that sustaining the prevailing peace in the country is critical to its full socio-economic and political recovery.

This is the first time power will be transferred from one democratically elected president to another in the country since 1944.

“My expectations are clear. We are praying there should be peace, before, during and after the elections in Liberia. No nation develops where there is rancor.

“Peace is cardinal, justice must prevail, transparency should be there. Once there is transparency; there is justice, people will be satisfied with the results of the elections. And that is what I expect should happen tomorrow.

“Those who win should remember that people voted them; those who lose should know that it is only one person that can win at a time.

“Once you know that people are involved, that if you win you are going to govern people, then you pray that there should be peace.’’

"If there is no peace and there are no people, then you cannot be president, you cannot be governors.”

The envoy, who assumed duty on Monday, also stressed the need for Nigerians resident in the country to go about their normal duties and remain law abiding.

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