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Taraba police warn candidates against attacks on political opponents

2015-02-06 22:14
Nigerian presidential candidate of the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari and vice-presidential candidate Yemi Osinbajo attend a campaign rally on January 19, 2015 in Kaduna. Buhari will face President Goodluck Jonathan ~ CHRIS STEIN

Jalingo - The Commissioner of Police in Taraba, Mr Ademola Omole, has warned governorship candidates of various political parties against attacking opponents at campaign rallies.

Omole gave the warning at a meeting with governorship candidates of political parties on Friday in Jalingo where an accord to end attacks on opponents was later signed by the candidates.

The commissioner decried the clash among political parties in Suntai village which claimed two lives, warning that the command would come hard on anyone that went against the terms of the accord.

Also read: Jonathan warns campaigners against threats of violence

Seven out of the 15 governorship candidates in the state signed the accord.

They include: Mr Darius Ishaku of the PDP; Mrs Charity Bulus of Advance Congress for Democracy (ACD) and Mr Charles Buki of Action Alliance (AA).

In an interview shortly after the signing of the accord, the PDP candidate, Ishaku, described the move as a wonderful step toward a peaceful election.

In his comments, Alhassan Ardo, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), urged security agents and other stakeholders in the electoral process to be neutral in their conduct.

Ardo said the APC was conducting issue-based campaign to win votes and would support any moves for a peaceful election.

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