Ekiti gov candidates sign peace accord Wednesday
The National Peace Committee has raised concerns that the 2023 elections might not be the best following the monetisation of the primary elections so far conducted by political parties in the country.
The committee also cited the acrimonious conduct and the elevation of delegate position above the citizens as other impediments that might affect the 2023 elections.
In a statement on Monday, the committee’s Chairman, General Abdusalami Abubakar,(retd.), however called for due process during the Ekiti governorship election holding on Saturday.
He disclosed that a peace accord would be signed by the various political parties and stakeholders on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
The statement partly read, “We are aware that the 2023 election may not be the best – as can be attested to by the monetisation of the process, the acrimonious conduct of the recent party primaries, and the elevation of the ‘delegate position’ over and above the welfare of ordinary Nigerians.
“We urge all the people taking part in the Ekiti State governorship to follow due process and conduct themselves with civility and patriotism.