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