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Rivers guber candidates sign peace accord with US ambassador

2015-01-23 22:31
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Port Harcourt - All the governorship candidates of the major political parties in Rivers State have signed a peace pact with the United States Ambassador to Nigeria,James Entwistle,  reports Vanguard.

The candidates on behalf of their supporters vowed to promote peaceful participation in the elections and to accept the results of the elections.

They also agreed to pursue any perceived grievances through legal and legitimate means.

Also read: Another APC office bombed in Rivers State

The governorship candidates who signed the peace accord for their parties were the governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Dakuku Peterside; the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nyesom Wike; and the Labour Party (LP) Tonye Princewill.

Speaking shortly after the agreement was signed, Entwistle said the peace pact was borne out of America’s interest in the stability of Nigeria.

Read more at Vanguard.

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