- The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar, has called on major players of the Ondo guber to sue for peace
- Abubakar advised candidates contesting the election to see the signed peace accord as a covenant to ensure a violence-free poll
- The northern monarch made this call during the signing of the document in Abuja on Tuesday, October 6
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar, has called on political parties who have candidates contesting the Ondo gubernatorial election to uphold peace during the poll.
Abubakar made this call during the signing of the peace accord by the candidates, an event convened by the National Peace Committee (NPC).
The Sokoto monarch stated that if service is the goal of the politicians, then the coming election should not be a do or die affair.
The Sultan urged parties to see the peace accord not just a requirement for the poll but more importantly, a covenant to save lives during and even after the exercise.
He also directive his advise to the supporters of the parties who are mostly used as instruments of violence during campaign rallies in wards and voting at various polling units.
"In fact, see it as a covenant which you all would be responsible for the outcome at the end of the day. Let all of us obey the rules of the game.
"There can only be one winner and that winner has already be ordained by Almighty God before the vote is even cast. We don't know the person yet.
"So, as contestants tell the citizens of Ondo State what you can't do and what you will do for them. Their votes must count as INEC has assured us that every vote must count."
Earlier, governorship aspirants participating in the Ondo election on Tuesday, October 6, reportedly signed a pact to ensure the poll is violence-free. The politicians also agreed to accept the outcome of the election.
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