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January
2023

Elections: National Peace Committee, INEC, Candidates Meet Over Accord Violations

As campaigns ramp up towards the forthcoming general elections, the National Peace Committee (NPC) is meeting with some presidential candidates and other stakeholders on breaches to the Peace Accord signed in September 2022

In attendance are the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore; as well as the vice presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa; and New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Bishop Isaac Idahosa.

Also present are the Chairman of the NPC, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd); Secretary, Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah; and Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III.

Others in attendance are leaders of political parties, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Nigeria Police, and civil society organisations.

One of the members of the Peace Committee, Dr John Momoh, addressed journalists after the meeting. Momoh, the Chief Executive/Chairman of Channels TV Media Group, said the gathering is geared towards ensuring a peaceful and credible election.

“The main objective is for us to be able to come together as Nigerians and ensure that the electoral process is one that we will be very proud of and that at the end of the day, we will have a peaceful election,” he stated.

“A lot of people spoke about justice and some of their experiences in some of the states. Again we are going to go back to the Chairman who is the leader of the group to see how we can make representations also to the governors, speak to the political parties chairmen and the candidates to see how we can all sink our differences to make sure we can all work together for the greater good.

“When the process is free, fair and peaceful, then we will all be happy for it. At the end of the day, it is the common good that is very important.”

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