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2015: Jonathan, Buhari, 12 others sign undertaking on violence free elections

By Levinus Nwabughiogu

ABUJA–The agreement to make the 2015 general elections coming up next month credible and violent-free was formerly sealed Wednesday in Abuja by the 14 presidential candidates squaring up for the contest.

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Eminent among the contestants that featured at the signing were President Goodluck Jonathan who is flying the flag of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and General Mohammadu Buhari who is also the presidential flag bearer of the nation’s leading opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

jona-buhariOthers who made appearances included Tunde Anifowose Kelani of Action Alliance (AA) Dr. Rafiu Salau of Alliance for Democracy (AD), Ganiyu Galadima of Alliance Congress (AC), Alh. Mani Ibrahim Ahemad of ADC, Chief Sam Eke of Citizens Popular Party (CPP) Ambros Albert Oworu of Hope Party, Prof. Oluremi Sonaiya of KOWA party and Chief Chekwas Okorie of Unity Progressive Party (UPP).

The Letters and the spirit of the undertaking otherwise called “Abuja Accord” by the organizers of the event tilted “2015 General Elections: Sensitization workshop on Non-Violence” essentially barred the contestants in the election from making incisive speeches that could cause the eruption of violence of whatever guise before, during and after the elections.

The accord reads thus: “We the undersigned Presidential candidates of the under-listed political parties contesting in the General Elections of 2015;

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