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Anambra governorship candidates sign peace accord

Chairman, National Peace Accord Committee, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd) leading candidates of the Anambra Governorship Election on the signing of peace pact in Awka. Photo: Ogochukwu Okoronkwo

The Chairman National Peace Accord Committee, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has called on the governorship candidates in this Saturday’s election to respect the tenets of the Peace Accord they signed in the interest of all.

General Abubakar stated this today in Awka in an opening address before the actual signing of the Peace Accord.

He urged the candidates and their supporters to see the exercise as a Clarion call for everyone in the electoral process to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner before, during and after election.

The Chairman independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Professor Mahmoud Yakubu appealed to the political parties and their supporters to play by the rules.

Professor Yakubu assured the people of Anambra State that with peaceful atmosphere, the outcome of the election would reflect the will of the people.

The representative of the Inspector General of Police, DIG in charge of the South East, Joseph Egbunike promised that the security agencies would remain professional in the discharge of their duties.

 DIG Egbunike however warned that anyone found wanting must be dealt with.

The Secretary of the Peace Accord Committee and the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese Mathew Kukah who led the candidates through the process of signing explained that by participating in the process, the candidates and their supporters had agreed to assist INEC in ensuring that the election was peaceful and credible.

Representatives of Christian Association on Nigeria, Anambra State and that of Muslim Communities we’re at the event.

The candidates and their chairmen of the eighteen political parties that fielded candidates signed the Peace Accord.

Reporting by Ogochukwu Okoronkwo, editing by Daniel Adejo