2023: NPC Invites Atiku, Tinubu, Obi, Others To Signing Of Peace Accord


The National Peace Committee (NPC) has invited presidential aspirants to the signing of peace accords ahead of the 2023 elections.

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his counterparts in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi, and presidential hopefuls from other political parties are expected to honour the invitation. Naija News understands that the peace accord signing is meant to commit the presidential hopefuls to ensure violent free conduct of their campaigns ahead of the polls. The letter reportedly signed and issued on Thursday by the Chairman of NPC, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (Rtd), invites the candidates and their spokespersons to append their first signature on the peace accord on September 29, 2022. The event, according to the letter, would be held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja and the peace accords will be signed twice ahead of the 2023 general polls, Naija News understands. “The first signing is scheduled to happen at the start of the campaigns this September and the second in January of 2023 just before the elections. “The first accord signing is intended to commit political parties, candidates and their spokespersons to conduct their campaigns (both online and offline) in a peaceful manner, devoid of ethnic, religious and hateful rhetoric that will incite violence and further aggravate the growing tension and insecurity in the nation,’’ the letter reads. The letter stressed that the essence of the accord is to promote issue-based campaigns to complement ongoing peace initiatives aimed at promoting a violence-free and inclusive electioneering process before, during and after the declaration of the final election results.

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