Politics in Nigeria is no child’s play. Oftentimes, elections are spiced with violence and brutality, leading to the loss of life and property. One attempt at nipping this issue is the signing of a peace agreement by different party’s candidates.

Now, candidates of different parties participating in the off-cycle elections that will hold on November 11 in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi are signing this agreement. 

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November 11: Governorship Candidates In Imo, Kogi, Bayelsa Elections To Sign Peace Accord On Wednesday
Photomix of Governorship candidates in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa State

The chairman of the National Peace Committee, Abdulsalami Abubakar, revealed this in a statement made in Abuja on Saturday.

He said the candidates would sign the the peace accord on Wednesday in Abuja.

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The former Nigerian leader also appealed to citizens in the three states to exercise their right to vote.

The statement reads: “The NPC hereby wishes to announce the signing of peace accords on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, by political parties and other election stakeholders in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States.

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“This is to pledge their commitment to peaceful, transparent, and equitable elections in their respective states.

Best Wishes

“The responsibility for peace belongs to each of us.

“We appeal to citizens in these States to exercise their rights to vote, choosing their leaders according to the provisions of the law.

“In conclusion, we extend our best wishes to the residents of Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States.

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“Note that your collective efforts to ensure the electoral process epitomizes the spirit of progress and hope will set the standard for unity and growth in our nation”.

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