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Guber poll: Oyo political parties sign peace accord

Posted: Apr 8, 2015 at 12:25 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oladele Ogunsola

 Correspondent, Ibadan.

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections across the country, the Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Police yesterday held a stakeholders’ meeting at the Eleyele, Ibadan headquarters of the command with the representatives of the political parties in attendance.

In the remark by the Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Katsina before the peace accord was signed, he disclosed that arrangements had been put in place all over the command to deal decisively with trouble makers and their sponsors before, during and after the election.

Represented at the meeting by the command’s Deputy Commissioner, Operations (DC Ops) Sanusi Buba, the CP told the parties that the peace accord was not to intimidate anyone but to ensure peace and stability in the state before, during and after the elections.

He noted that the command was ready to identify and deal with anyone who intends to foment trouble during the elections, asking the party leaders to warn their supporters.


The political parties including All Progressives Congress (APC), Accord, Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) among others were represented at the parley.

A representative of Accord, Nureni Adeniran commended the command for the initiative, saying it would go a way to boosting the image of the command in ensuring peace and stability in the state.

Adeniran however urged the command to continue in its efforts to achieve its zero tolerance for violence on Saturday just as he called on the command to impress it on the state Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to set the state on fire by any act of commission or omission.

He remarked that there were some ignoble roles played by the electoral agency during the last Presidential/National Assembly election, which if allowed during this Saturday election would lead to unpalatable consequence.

Adeniran said the lopsided distribution of electoral materials by the INEC during the last election, which he said the agency admitted after the election would trigger crisis in the next election due to passion and tension it would generate because of its nature.