- Politicians participating in the Ondo governorship election have reportedly agreed to support a peaceful poll
- The governorship aspirants reached the agreement at the signing of a peace pact
- The peace pact was signed in the presence of religious leaders and traditional rulers
Governorship aspirants participating in the Ondo election on Tuesday, October 6, reportedly signed a pact to ensure the poll is violence-free.
According to the Nation newspaper, the politicians also agreed to accept the outcome of the election.
Those who reportedly signed the pact include the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede.
The aspirant of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Agboola Ajay and thirteen other candidates were also part of the agreement.
The peace accord was reportedly facilitated by the National Peace Committee (NPC).
The signing of the pact was witnessed by the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Yakubu Mahmood, and Sultan of Sokoto Abukabar Saa’d.
Other dignitaries at the occasion include bishop of Sokoto Diocese Hassan Kukah; former bishop of Abuja Diocese John Onaiyekan and traditional rulers, among others.
Meanwhile, a former head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar has urged stakeholders to ensure a peaceful and credible election in Ondo state.
Premium Times reported that Abubakar made the call in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, October 6, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria
Legit.ng gathered that he said it was the duty of the political parties, electorate, umpire, and civil society groups to ensure a hitch-free and credible election in the state.
Yakubu also noted that the election would be better than that of the Edo election
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