Presidential candidates in the 2023 General Election will on Thursday, next week sign a peace accord that will guarantee a free, fair, and peaceful accord ahead of the electioneering campaign.
In January, they will also sign an agreement to accept the result of the election come 2023.
The National Peace Committee (NPC) made this known in a press briefing by the chairman of the committee, General Abdulsalami Abubakar after the committee meeting in conjunction with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) held in Minna, Niger State on Thursday while urging Nigerians to desist from selling their votes during the elections.
According to him, in this election period, two peace accords would be signed by the presidential candidates. They consist of the signing of an accord to accept the outcome of the result and to ensure a rancour-free and fair campaign devoid of acrimony.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Professor Mahmud Yakubu applauded the bold steps and involvement of the NPC in ensuring peaceful conduct of the 2023 general elections.
He stated that the Commission is set for the election ahead of the lifting of the campaign embargo.
The INEC boss noted that 8 out of 14 activities identified have been implemented and urged the media to ensure parties and candidates focussed on issue-based campaigns.
Also, the former Chief of Defense Staff, General Mathew Luther Agwai, hinted that the meeting has incorporated new members to bring new ideas and revitalized the committee to ensure best practices towards peace and getting the best leadership for the country.
The meeting has in attendance, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar; Archbishop Hassan Mathew Kuka, a former HOS, Yayale Ahmed among others.