FLASH: 65 Candidates Sign Peace Pact Ahead Of Kogi, Bayelsa Guber Elections
Emerging report indicates that no fewer than 65 governorship candidates have a peace pact in Kogi and Bayelsa states ahead of the November 16 Guber elections.
The event which was at the instance of the International Republican Institute (IRI), Search for Common Ground, DFID and Kukah Centre was witnessed by the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, the inspector general of Police, Mohammed Adamu among many others.
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While 23 candidates signed in Kogi, Bayelsa had 42.
Mahmood who spoke on the peace pact said assured the people of the two states of INEC's readiness to conduct a free, fair, credible and conclusive poll in the states.
The INEC chairman said the electoral commission has already ensured that all non-sensitive materials have been delivered to their office in Yenagoa.
He also called on all candidates for the election to ensure that supporters and party members conform to the rules and regulations of engagement at the polls.
In a related development, a federal high court sitting in Abuja on Thursday, November 7, ordered that the governorship candidate for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the forthcoming Kogi election, Natasha Akpoti, be allowed to participate in the polls.
Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa while delivering the judgment said the electoral body acted arbitrarily to have refused to regard the SDP.