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Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by Great100000: 10:41pm On Sep 15
The National Peace Committee (NPC) headed by former Head of State, General Abdulsalmi Abubakar (rtd), its convener Bishgop Hassan Kukah Tuesday made the contesting political parties to sign a peace accord where they were charged to ensure they work for peace and also accept the outcome of the results with special emphasis on the two major contenders which are the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki and his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Abdulsalami said thata the peace pact means that the actors have embraced peace, adding that with the assurances from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of maintaining neutrality and the Inspector General of police Muhammed Adamu assuring of adequate security, Edo people should come out and vote on the Election Day even as he lauded the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II for his efforts at bringing the warring parties together when the tension was at its peak.

He said “The gubernatorial election in Edo state is just a few days away and giving peace during and after the election is a priority and it must be done. We as a people should aspire to see Nigeria where people feel safe to come out of their homes to cast their votes without any fear.

“As you are all aware the election cannot hold in the absence of a peaceful atmosphere. All contesting parties need to adopt a code of conduct that will remove confrontation among them because
“By agreeing to sign this covenant of peace all of you are committing yourselves to ensure an enduring peace in Nigeria and Edo State before, during and after the election and agreeing to look beyond short term political gains, sectoral interests or narrow party advantage and accepting nothing but for the development of Edo state

“As we go into the elections, we have been given all assurances by the INEC chairman and he has repeated it here this morning, he told us that they are ready with all the necessary materials and they will conduct a free and fair election haven got this, the rest is left for you the voters to what is right by desisting from selling your votes thereby selling your rights, freedom and conscience.

“Similarly the Inspector General of Police who was here yesterday and who is ably represented by the DIG has assured that the police are here to ensure that there is peace and tranquillity and citizens who want to vote will do so freely.

“I urge all of us to use the process of election in Edo as a test of future elections as reiterated by President Muhammadu Buhari let every Nigerian be respected and be given an opportunity cast his or her vote without intimidation or coercion and once that vote is casted let us applaud that vote. I ask all the stakeholders and key people here present to commit to the spirit of this accord while also remembering that the violators of this accord are putting their integrity on line because you are signing this as ladies and gentlemen who are to be taken for your words we therefore call on everyone to work to ensuring a peaceful election process to ensure that peace reign in Edo state during and after the election”

On his part, Kukah said the peace meeting was a rare one as the committee usually work during presidential elections “This is one of the very rare occasions where the peace committee has to roll out its drum to accompany gubernatorial candidates, usually we do our work at the level of presidential election”

On his part, chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmud Yakubu reassured of the readiness of the commission to conduct a credible election the NOC has demonstrated that so much can be achieved in nation building by the force of moral rather than statutory authority. INEC working with civil society organisations and other stakeholders will continue to support the work of the peace committee. We welcome this initiative. Our preparation for deployment of personnel and materials, new innovations in result management, the safety of personnel, security of materials and above all the credibility of the election have all been negatively impacted by violence and malpractices.

“I wish to assure you of INEC’s commitment to credible election, the votes will count, the people of Edo state will determine who will become their next governor, their choice will be upheld”

On his part, the Police IG who was represented by Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Research and Planning, Adeleye Oyebade said police would work with sister security agencies to ensure a peaceful exercise.”

Oba of Benin

In remarks, the Oba of Benin who was represented by the Esogban of Benin, Chief David Edebiri while applauding the initiators said election in Edo has never been this tense.

He said: “I want to tell you that elections in Edo State have never produced such a bloody outcome. The first election I participated in was in Benin in 1952. Since then I have participated in every national, sub-national, local government election that took place in Nigeria.

“We appeal to our sons who are all in the field to know that only one winner will emerge. This election is particularly good because the two main contestants are people from reputable families in Benin. They are from families that have been ruling and have been associated with the good administration of this place. The Omo N’Oba is very happy that the committee is here to help to bring peace to this kingdom of Benin and the rest of Edo.

Obaseki’s reaction

In his reaction, Governor Obaseki urged the committee to also look out for non-state actors who he said have influence over voters even as he said he as a candidate and chief security officer of the state would abide by the peace pact.

“I want to say on behalf of myself, as a candidate of the party and my party, the PDP, that we are fully committed to ensuring that we have a peaceful election. I have no choice, because in addition to being a candidate, I am also the governor and the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the state. I want to commit publicly, once again, that I will live by the letter and spirit of the accord that has just been signed.”

Ize-Iyamu

His counterpart, Ize-Iyamu towing the same line said “Let me reaffirm our commitment to what has been signed and to assure Nigerians and particularly our people in Edo State, that we will talk to all our supporters and we will conduct ourselves peacefully. We will do our best to ensure that the election is peaceful. We support free, fair and credible elections. We believe that is the only way that we can sustain our democracy.

“We want to assure all our dignitaries that, by the grace of God, the election is going to be very peaceful. We thank you and we are grateful.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/09/edo-2020-obaseki-ize-iyamu-sign-peace-pact/amp/

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by chukwuibuipob: 4:58am On Sep 16
cool Pastor ISE IYANU is our man oooo wink cool cool

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by Harrynight(m): 4:58am On Sep 16
grin


Their supporters will still bring war to the table watch out

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by LandMann: 4:58am On Sep 16
I think it's time INEC and civil society organisations start calling the youths and voters to sign peace pacts... They are the ones who actually perpetrates these acts of violence during elections, so they too should join in signing peace pacts.

Next, the police and other security services should be made to sign peace pacts... They are the ones that either provide covers for those who perpetrate violence on election day, or even carry out the violence themselves.

Next, pastors and other religious leaders should sign something closely related to peace pact. They need to stop providing their alter for the propagation of political messages by our eternally corrupt set of politicians.

Judges too should sign peace pacts. They need to respect the will of the people and respect our democracy. If they want to be appointing people that are supposed to be elected then they should let us know so that we can scrap INEC.

IN OTHER NEWS

Obaseki's government has armed a lot of weed smoking touts around Benin city and environs with live weapons and dane guns in the name of vigilantees... These are the persons that will either shot into the air from their hideouts to scare voters on election day or cause breakdown of law and order during the election.

Those who like to send petition to US and UN should take note now.

Know who to hold responsible if there's bloodshed and violence on election day.

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by Benzy001: 4:58am On Sep 16
Signing peace accord everyday
Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by chukwuibuipob: 4:59am On Sep 16
wink On my way to Benin city

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by GboyegaD(m): 5:00am On Sep 16
Most importantly, both should speak to their touts to sheath their swords.

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by bamasite2: 5:00am On Sep 16
All part of the film

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by phr0nesis(m): 5:01am On Sep 16
Harrynight:
grin


Their supporters will still bring war to the table watch out
Nigerian politics for you
Whoever wins favours them, not us and yet we are the ones fighting
Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by enemyofprogress: 5:01am On Sep 16
All I know is that my cutlass and axe are ready. Do anyhow and go down

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by dynicks(m): 5:01am On Sep 16
grin
Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by chukwuibuipob: 5:01am On Sep 16
grin cheesy grin
Harrynight:
grin


Their supporters will still bring war to the table watch out
be happy and smile wink cheesy
Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by ogelekpomgam(m): 5:01am On Sep 16
Obaseki 4+4=tagbooooooooo!!! cheesy cheesy grin.
We go defend the votes like Thiago Silva. angry angry

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by ayodaisi: 5:01am On Sep 16
It won't stop any of them from engaging in targeting one another

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by BlueRayDick: 5:01am On Sep 16
Funny people. They have probably finished transferring money into their respective political thugs' bank account before signing the peace Accord and posing for the camera. Na today?

I just pity the youth corps members will serve as presiding officers during the election because of the stipends they will probably not get paid on time by INEC.

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by enemyofprogress: 5:02am On Sep 16
chukwuibuipob:
wink On my way to Benin city i
who fokn cares?

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by Wickedfact: 5:03am On Sep 16
Harrynight:
grin


Their supporters will still bring war to the table watch out

But their children won't fight.

Any supporter who thinks a politician is worth dying for has not yet found a reason to live.

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by enemyofprogress: 5:03am On Sep 16
Wickedfact:


I hope your mother has other children.
it is appointed unto man to die once.

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by adioolayi(m): 5:04am On Sep 16
Good luck to Edolites
Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by enemyofprogress: 5:04am On Sep 16
chukwuibuipob:
cool Pastor ISE IYANU is our man oooo wink cool cool
if I give you uppercut that your front teeth go scatter for ground

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by Wickedfact: 5:04am On Sep 16
enemyofprogress:
it is appointed unto man to die once.

You may not even die. By the time those Mopol and soldiers they are moving from Borno handle you, you would regret not dying.
Has a Mopol with tribal marks slapped you before?

Anyway, tell your people where you are going so that they know where to pick your dead body.

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by Eriggs: 5:04am On Sep 16
i can't wait for the final outcome of this election. e go sweet die

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by chukwuibuipob: 5:05am On Sep 16
enemyofprogress:
who fokn cares?
ISE IYANU cares wink

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by yeyeboi(m): 5:06am On Sep 16
Ok
Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by chukwuibuipob: 5:08am On Sep 16
Wickedfact:


I hope your mother has other children.
dnt mind d confusionist

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by J111333(m): 5:08am On Sep 16
They signed peace pact as if they will kill themselves when we know that after the elections, they will meet and drink champagne together while laughing at the masses.

They better get their mumu followers to sign the peace pact because na them go mumuishly kill themselves. undecided
Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by Wickedfact: 5:09am On Sep 16
chukwuibuipob:
dnt mind d confusionist

Don't mind him. Someone that looks at the road twice before crossing, is it that kind of person that wants to die for Obaseki?

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by chukwuibuipob: 5:09am On Sep 16
enemyofprogress:
if I give you uppercut that your front teeth go scatter for ground
same way u beat the Elder in Ur household

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by chukwuibuipob: 5:10am On Sep 16
grin cheesy grin grin
Wickedfact:


Don't mind him. Someone that looks at the road twice before crossing, is it that kind of person that wants to die for Obaseki?

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Re: Edo 2020: Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Pact by sammyj: 5:11am On Sep 16
I hope they keep to this agreement for the interest of the people of EDO because the one of them will eventually get the power and las las they will leave office while for the EDO people.

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