Abubakar Lauds Okowa’s Contribution to Peace, Development in Delta, Speaks on Anambra Guber
- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has been commended for his contributions to the peace and development of Delta state
- The commendation was by a former Head of State and chairman National Peace Committee, General Abdulsalami Abubakar
- Abubakar and the convener of the committee, Bishop Matthew Awka stopped by at Asaba to see Governor Okowa
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Asaba - Former Head of State and chairman National Peace Committee, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his contributions to the peace and development of Delta state.
Abubakar gave the commendation on Thursday, November 4 while addressing newsmen at Government House, Asaba, shortly after a courtesy call on the governor.
The former Head of State, who was in company with the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah, said that they were in Asaba en route Awka ahead of the governorship election in Anambra.
He commended Deltans for sustaining the peace in Delta which, he noted, had enabled the governor to carry out developmental projects in the nooks and crannies of the state.
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“Bishop Matthew Kukah and I are coming from Awka. You know that Saturday (November 6) is the governorship election in Anambra, and in our duty as the National Peace Committee, we went there to sign a peace accord with the contestants.
“We felt that it would be out of place if we came through Asaba without coming to see the Governor of Delta.
“I must commend Governor Okowa sincerely because when you come to Asaba, if you are away for about two to three months when you come you will see quite a lot of changes and development.
“I want to congratulate the governor for the good work he is doing and also for the peace in the state.”
On the Anambra election, Abubakar urged the people to maintain peace, knowing that there could only be a winner at a time.
“As we always say, there must be peace because if there is no peace, there will be no country, there will be no state and there will be no election.
“So it is absolutely necessary to ensure that there is peace and for the contestants, they must know that there can only be a winner, and they must take the outcome of the election in good faith if the election is free and fair, they must accept the result.”
Anambra guber candidates sign peace accord
Legit.ng had earlier reported that a peace accord was signed by the Anambra guber candidates on Thursday, November 4 at the Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre in Awka.
The initiative was put together by the National Peace Committee headed by General Abubakar (rtd) and convened by Fr. Kukah.
All candidates in the election, General Abubakar and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) national chairman, Prof Yakubu Mahmood, signed the document.
Police restrict movement in Anambra ahead of the election
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement in and out of Anambra state from 11:59 PM on Friday, November 5 to 11:59 PM on Saturday, November 6.
The police spokesman, CP Frank Mba announced the security measure at a press briefing in Awka attended by a Legit.ng reporter.
Mba said the order was given by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, as part of measures to protect the sanctity of the electoral process.