Candidates for the 2019 presidential election signed a National Peace Accord on Tuesday which mandates that the candidates agree “to run issue-based campaigns at national, state and local government levels.”
President Muhammadu Buhari was present with other candidates except PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who stated that he was not invited, and also Donald Duke.
Below are details of the National Peace Accord.
“In, this, we pledge to refrain from campaigns that will involve religious incitements, ethnic or tribal profiling, both by ourselves and by all agents in our names.
“To refrain from making or causing to make in our names and that of our party, any public statements, pronouncements, declarations or speeches that have the capacity to incite any form of violence, before, during and after the elections;
“To commit ourselves and political parties to the monitoring of the adherence to this Accord by a National Peace Committee made up of respected statesmen and women, traditional and religious leaders
“To support all institutions of government including INEC and the security agencies to act and be seen to act with impartially.
“To forcefully and publicly speak out against provocative utterances a d oppose all acts of electoral violence whether perpetuated by our supporters and/or opponents.”