6 Political Parties In Edo State Sign Peace Accord Ahead of Governorship Polls

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Young Peoples Party (YPP) African Democratic Congress (ADC) and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) are some of the parties in Edo State that have signed a peace accord pledging to eschew violence before, during and after the soon-to-be-held governorship election.

The peace meeting tagged “Stakeholders peace accord” was organised by the Conference of Non Governmental Organisations (CONGOS).

The president of the Organisation, Comrade Daisy Abiola, said the event became crucial due to the fear in the streets that security would not be guaranteed on election day.

Governor Godwin Obaseki and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu are the two main contestants.

She said “the candidates are to sign the peace Accord documents and the signing of the peace accord will help our people psychologically by generating the necessary assurance that the problems are recognised, and there are actions being taken to curtail violence.”

Representatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC), DSC Omijie Odijie and the Nigerian Immigration Service ( NIS), DSI Donald Iserameiya, were also present, and they both noted that the security agencies were ready for the election.

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