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Edo Election: Details Of Gen. Abubakar’s Meeting With Gov Obaseki, Others Emerge



The Chairman of the National Peace Committee, retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Monday and other members of the committee were in Benin, Edo State capital to assist in ensuring a peaceful electoral process on Saturday.

Abubakar revealed the development while speaking with the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, ahead of the peace pact by all political parties involved in the election.

He noted that the political atmosphere in the state has been high in some areas for some time, and the peace committee decided to assist in calming tensions because if there’s no peace, there cannot be any elections.

So, your excellency, this is why we are here in Benin together with members of the peace committee and Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah is here,” Abubakar said.

“Like I wrote to you in my letter from the peace committee, tomorrow the signing of the peace pact will take place at 2 pm between you, other candidates and their chairmen.”

“As you know the purpose of this committee is to ensure that all those involved in this election get hold of their supporters and party people to ensure that there’s peace in the State,” he added.

Governor Obaseki in his statement welcomed the former Head of State, he noted that his good work across the world, where he had been seeking peace across trouble zones, speaks for him.

Obaseki said, “We just finished the stakeholders meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, and the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, where they informed us about the significance of signing this peace pact.”

“I just want to assure you that as a government and as an individual, we totally align with your cause. It is in our best interest as a government to promote peace in our land.”

“We’re committed to ourselves, our monarch, Oba Ewuare II, and our people to do all within our powers to maintain peace.”

“We’re also going to applaud and support you to ensure that we take responsibility to ensure there is peace in this election.”

Source: Naija News

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