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15 political parties sign non-violence peace accord in Bayelsa

2015-02-10 22:36
Party supporters dance carries a banner with picture of Nigerian President and Presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party Goodluck Jonathan during a rally in Lagos on January 8, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thurs ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Yenagoa - A total of 15 political parties on Tuesday in Yenagoa signed a non-violence peace accord with the police during the conduct of the general elections scheduled for March 28 and April 11.

Musa Daura, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, (AIG) in charge of zone 5, told the standard bearers of the parties who attended the meeting not to see election as `a do or die affair.’

He said that his duty in Bayelsa was to ensure that the standard bearers of the political parties’ sign the peace accord initiated by the presidential candidates of all the registered political parties in Abuja.

Also read: Police, politicians meet for peace accord

The AIG said all political parties were equal, adding that special attention would not be given to any particular political party.

He urged the candidates to be law abiding and honour the peace accord.

Earlier, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Valentine Ntomchukwu, urged the parties and contestants to create a peaceful atmosphere during and after the polls.

He cautioned security operatives and the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to be bias in carrying out their activities.

The commissioner later presented a copy of the peace accord to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Konbowei Benson for his signature.

The meeting was also attended by candidates for the state House of Assembly and House of House of Representatives.

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