Chairman, National Peace Committee and former Head of State, General Abdusalam Abubakar and the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, professor Mamhood Yakubu have facilitated a peace Accord signed by Candidates and party Chairmen ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State.
General Abubakar who was represented by the convener of the Peace Accord and Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Hasan Kukah said the peace idea was initiated in 2015 when the Nation’s peace was being threatened as a result of Politcal activities.
Meanwhile, five out of the sixteen Governorship Candidates participating in the Saturday’s Electio were absent at the venue of the peace Accord.
General Abubakar explained that similar peace Accords were signed by Governorship Candidates during the previous elections held in Edo, Ondo and Anambra states which brought about peace in the three states.
He however called on the Candidates in Ekiti State to abide by the peace Accord in the interest of peace and development.
Earlier In his remarks, INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu reassured the people of Ekiti that the Electoral body would do everything within it’s power to ensure free, fair and credible election in the state on Saturday.
He however appealed to the Governorship Candidates to educate their supporters to be law abiding.
Some of the Governorship Candidates promised to abide by the peace Accord but urged INEC not to compromise.
Newsarena.ng reports that the Governorship Candidates of Accord Party, AP, Labour Party, LP, Young Progressive Party, YPP, Peoples’ Democratic party, PDP and Allied Peoples’ Movement, APM were absent at the peace Accord.