SOKOTO: Ten Political Parties Append Signatures Ahead Of 2020/2021 Local Government Elections

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The brief ceremony that took place at Sultan Maccido Institute of Qur’an and General Studies was attended by stakeholders and security agencies.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Executive Chairman State Independent Electoral Commission, Alhaji Aliyu Suleiman said the meeting for the stakeholders was aimed at resolving issues for the conduct of free, fair and peaceful elections.

He added that it was also for all political parties to sign peace accord.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner who was represented by his director Ahmad Musa assured hitch free conduct of the local government elections saying grassroots democracy always pave way for actual democracy adding that SIEC has put everything in motion and therefore commended them for feats.

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“We have to abide with the rule of the game where the loosed must accept defeat, when one becomes victorious, celebration galore, I therefore called on all stakeholders to be law abiding”.

The state Commissioner of Police,Kola Okunlola reiterated that elections have been coming and going but the council election has never been given adequate for us being the generator of democracy.

He then adviced them to be law abiding as submitted by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

” No person is allowed to move around the hours of 6am–4pm for security purpose, all polling booths would be secured, and we are not going to be hard on anybody, unless and unless he breaks the rule of the game”.

Chairman of the ‘Peace Accord’, Alhaji Namadina AbdulRahman who read the text of the Peace Accord said African Alliance,African Democratic Congress, All Progressive Grand Alliance,All Peoples Party and African Progressive Movement signed the Peace Accord.

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Other parties include Boot Party, Peoples Democratic Party, Young Peoples Party and Zenith Labour Party.

Other security agencies present at the ceremony all pledged to participate in providing security at the polling booths.

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