Yenagoa - A peace accord has been signed in Bayelsa ahead of the December 5 governorship election in the state, reports The Nation.
Those that signed the accord on Tuesday include state Governor, Seriake Dickson, of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) former Governor Timipre Sylva, the All Progressives Congress flagbearer, and candidates for 18 other political parties in the state.
The candidates agreed to ensure peaceful and violence-free poll at a brief ceremony in Yenagoa, the state capital.
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The peace accord was witnessed by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, represented by INEC National Commissioner representing North-West, Amina Zakari.
Also at the event to witness the peace accord were Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Oki; State Director of Department of State Security, Ade Oluseso; state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Baritor Kpagih and traditional rulers.
Read more at The Nation.
- News 24