Renewal of our pledges to peaceful elections – an accord signed by all the presidential candidates on Wednesday 13th February 2019, ahead of the 2019 presidential elections:
You may recall that on the 11th of December, 2018, all of us the Presidential Candidates along with our Party Chairmen signed the 2019 National Peace Accord. The substance of the Accord was our commitment to free, fair and credible elections in our dear country.
In the Accord, we agreed to, among other things, Run an issue-based campaign and pledged that our electoral campaigns will not involve any religious incitement, ethnic or tribal profiling, both by ourselves and all agents acting in our names.
Now that the campaigns have come to an end, we meet today to renew our pledge for peaceful elections. We, therefore, call on all fellow citizens of our dear country, and our Party supporters, to refrain from violence or any acts that may in any way jeopardise our collective vision of a free, fair and credible election. In addition, we call on INEC and all Security Agencies to ensure strict adherence to their constitutional roles. We also pledge to respect the outcome of free, fair and credible elections.
Today again, we renew our commitment to a united, democratic and prosperous Nigeria. We want to appeal to all Nigerians to stand together at this critical phase of our Nation’s history.
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria. God bless you all.