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NPC Invites 2023 Presidential Candidates On Peace Agreement

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Ahead of the 2023 elections, the National Peace Committee has invited presidential candidates, their parties and spokespersons to sign a peace agreement.

The agreement is to secure a peaceful and issue-based campaign in the electioneering period.

The contestants, their parties and spokesperson got their copies on Thursday in Abuja.

The letter indicated that the agreement would be the first cycle to be held on September 29, 2022 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

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Chairman of the committee Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), who signed the invitation letter stated that the peace agreement will be signed twice before the general elections.

The letter stated, “the first accord signing is intended to commit political parties, candidates and their spokespersons to conduct their campaigns both online and offline in a peaceful manner, devoid of ethnic, religious and hateful rhetoric that will incite violence and further aggravate the growing tension in the nation.

“The second peace agreement will hold in January, 2023.

“These interventions are to complement ongoing peace initiatives aimed at promoting a violence-free and inclusive electioneering process before, during and after the declaration of the final election results.”

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