2023: Tinubu absent as Atiku, Obi, other presidential candidates sign peace accord


Presidential candidates of all political parties have signed a peace accord committing themselves to a peaceful campaign for the 2023 election.

All the candidates and the national chairman chairmen of their parties signed the accord organised by the National Peace Committee in Abuja on Thursday.

The 18 recognised political parties are fielding candidates in the 25 February election.

Some of the candidates that signed the accord were Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

Others were Omoyele Sowore of African Action Congress, Hamzat Al-Mustapha of Action Alliance, Sunday Adenuga of Boot Party and the only female candidate in the race, Chichi Ojei of Allied People’s Movement (APM).

Christoper Imumolen of the Accord Party; Yabagi Sani of Action Democratic Party, Dumebi Kachikwu of African Democratic Congress (ADC), and Dan Nwanyanwu of the Zenith Labour Party also signed the pact.

The candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, was represented by his running mate, Kashim Shettima.

NigerianEye gathered that Mr Bola Tinubu is currently in the United Kingdom for an unknown reason.

Several Nigerians blasted Bola Tinubu for his absence at the peace accord.

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