The National Peace Committee (NPC) has slated next Thursday, September 29, 2022, for presidential candidates to sign a peace pact ahead of the electioneering.
The essence of this is to commit all political parties, presidential candidates and their spokespersons to peaceful political campaigns and rallies devoid of violence, incitement and personal insults but defined by issues at the heart of national development and progress.
They are to also sign an agreement in January, to accept the result of the elections, as long as it is adjudged to be free, fair and credible.
The Chairman of the Committee, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, briefed the press after the Committee meeting, held in conjunction with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Minna, Niger State.
He urged Nigerians to desist from selling their votes during the elections.
In his remarks, the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmud Yakubu applauded the bold steps and involvement of the NPC in ensuring peaceful conduct of the 2023 general elections.
He stated that the Commission is set for the election ahead of the lifting of the campaign embargo.
The INEC boss noted that eight out of 14 activities identified have been implemented, urging the media to ensure parties and candidates focus on issue-based campaigns.