The National Peace Committee has encouraged presidential contenders, their parties, and their spokespersons to sign a peace accord ahead of the 2023 general elections to ensure issue-based and peaceful campaigning.
On Thursday in Abuja, the invitation was delivered to the competitors, their parties, and spokespersons by mail.
The letter stated that the first cycle would be conducted on September 29, 2022 at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.
Chairman of the committee Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), who signed the invitation letter stated that the peace agreement will be signed twice before the general elections.
The letter stated, “the first accord signing is intended to commit political parties, candidates and their spokespersons to conduct their campaigns both online and offline in a peaceful manner, devoid of ethnic, religious and hateful rhetoric that will incite violence and further aggravate the growing tension in the nation.
“The second peace agreement will hold in January, 2023.
“These interventions are to complement ongoing peace initiatives aimed at promoting a violence-free and inclusive electioneering process before, during and after the declaration of the final election results.”
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