…express regrets over what it termed several violations of Peace Accord of the National Peace Committee
Joint Body of South East Council of Traditional Rulers and body of Archbishops and Bishops has expressed regrets over what it termed several violations of Peace Accord of the National Peace Committee signed by Presidential candidates of various political parties.
A member of the body and Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Achebe stated this while making public the resolutions of the body while receiving Vice Presidential candidate of the Labour Party Sen Ahmed Yusuf Datti in his palace.
He called party candidates and stakeholders to call their followers to order.
According to the resolution; “Unfortunately the Peace Accord signed by the Presidential candidates under the platform of the National Peace Committee headed by Gen Abdusalami Abubakar (rtd) has been severally violated on several occasions and we remind the candidates and stakeholders to call their followers to order”
“We call on the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to rise to it’s statutory mandate to conduct a flawless election with all technology and human capacity at its disposal.
“The election if property conducted, will pave way for good governance in this country and this election must not fail.
“We urge the electorates to resist all efforts to compromise the process or allow themselves to intimidation through financial aid material gestures.”
Speaking earlier, Datti noted that the elections would be a test case for Nigeria, particularly in area of national unity, adding that the entire world was waiting on Nigerians to get it right for once.
On the new naira policy, Datti flayed President Mohammadu Buhari on deadline extension of the naira swap, describing the decision as weakness on the part of the President.
He said, “It is mixed feelings because when you see a President bulge once however small, those mighty that prevailed on him to bulge will see a gleamer of hope to press further.
“Maybe this President is becoming a weakling as they would say a lame duck President and if you seed one inch , you are likely to seed another inch.
So it is a lot of concern for us for the President to change position literally nine days to the election.
“No state governor especially those who don’t respect court judgement have any right to interfer with the Federal government in issues about currency.
“It has been done and it stays and it was poorly implemented and everything about government is poorly done including our economy, security as well as the level of corruption and we have come to leave with it.”