The choice of court actions over violence by parties dissatisfied with the outcomes of the 2019 General Elections in Nigeria is patriotic, Mr. Joseph Lengmang, a Plateau Government Official says.

Such actions actions as opposed to violence, Lengmang said show desire for peace.

Addressing a "Monthly Peace Architectural Dialogue," Thursday in Jos, the capital of the State, the Director General of the State Peace Building Agency applauded the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) among others for being civil amid political grievances.

The PPBA boss gave credit to Civil Societies and other stakeholders for the peaceful conduct of the General elections in the State.

Several researches had predicted the possibility of violent clashes in Plateau State during the elections, he said.

"We proved the whole world wrong about the possibility of violent conflicts during the polls.

The whole world was shocked about this feat but it shows how well we have evolved as a people after the experiences of the past.

"Curious minds keep wondering how we did it but it couldn't have been possible without the contributions of all of you," he said at the meeting organized by the Peace Agency.

Lengman however believes much still needs to be done to sustain peace in the State beyond the political transition period.

This is because the issues underlying violent conflicts in the State since the 2001 Jos crisis which claimed hundreds of lives have yet to be 'completely' addressed, he said.

"The issues that have caused conflicts in the State over the past 15 years have not been completely.

"It's not a one-off event. It's a gradual process and we'll continue to work together towards completely resolving the issues," said the state's peace anchorman.

The Thursday meeting of the agency specifically aimed to review the general polls for possible security issues needing attention.

The idea according to officials is to define ways to peaceful transitions later in May.

In attendance were representatives of different election observer groups, State Departments and Agencies as well as Government officials.

Stakeholders at the meeting, particularly Mr. Jerry Wells, the Special Adviser to the State Governor on NGOs and Inter-party affairs, as well as Prof. John Wade, the State Director General, Research, Strategy and Documentation said the agency's consistency in peace building processes was driving positive socioeconomic growth in the State.

The agency had organized similar meetings before and after the first round of elections in February, and aims to continue peace consultations before and after the 2019 political transitions, it was learnt.