Forward of the Saturday’s governorship election in Edo state, governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, on Tuesday pledged their dedication to violence-free election and vow to just accept outcomes.
They made the pledge on the signing of the peace deal held at Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre, Benin.
The peace deal was brokered by chairman of the Nationwide Peace Committee and former Head Normal Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) and the Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church, Bishop Mathew Kukah.
Safety is a serious concern forward of Saturday’s ballot, with fears of clashes between rival supporters as witnessed throughout campaigns.
Among the many personalities on the occasion had been Chairman of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Consultant of the Inspector-Normal of Police (IGP), DIG Adeleye Oyebade, and representatives of the Benin Monarch.
Bishop Kukah warned that the signing of the peace accord shouldn’t be seen as a “mere ceremony.”