Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu sign peace accord

Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo governorship election, Godwin Obaseki, and Osagie Ize-Iyamu, have signed a peace accord for the September 19 exercise in the state.

The signing of the peace accord by the Edo governorship candidates became imperative following a series of violent reports in the course of electioneering which created tension in the state.

The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, had on September 2, also called the two top candidates in the election to undertake a peace agreement to douse the rising electoral tension in the state.

Governorship candidates of 12 other political parties and their chairmen also signed the agreement that is expected to guarantee a peaceful atmosphere before, during, and after the exercise.

Moments before the peace accord was signed, Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), said Edo would experience the best-conducted exercise in the country.

Represented by Adeleye Oyebade, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Research and Planning, Mr Adamu warned the participating candidates that they must abide by the accord that they were going to…

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