PDP Primaries: Ibadan North Aspirants Sign Gentleman Peace Agreement
Ahead of the People’s Democratic Party primaries, the Ibadan North local government Assembly and Federal House of Representatives aspirants have been compiled to sign a peace agreement ahead of Saturday’s primary election.
The aspirants signed the agreement at a meeting held in Ibadan in the presence of party stakeholders, party local government chairman, Prince Seun Adelore, the council chairman, Hon. Oladayo Sahib Agba-Egbe and security personnel.
The aspirants included those contesting for the state house of assembly, and federal House of Representatives respectively.
In his words, the Ibadan north local government chairman, Yusuff, said, “The main reason for this meeting is for stakeholders to have an understanding of the need for a peaceful primary election; it is an opportunity for aspirants to sign an undertaking for a peaceful exercise.”
He said that security officers were drawn from the Police, Military, Civil Defense Corps and the Directorate of State Security would be deployed to ensure the security of lives and properties during the primary election exercise.
You will recall that Agba Egbe had warned aspirants and their supporters against violence, and told trouble-makers to stay away from local government council areas where elections would be held.
The aspirants, in joint notes, signed and agreed to a peaceful exercise;
” We, the undersigned State House of Assembly and Federal House of Representative Aspirants from Ibadan North Local Government willingly and without compulsion agree with the leaders and stakeholders of the Party in Ibadan North Local Government that there will not be the violence of any type, harassment of any kind, pandemonium and troubles within and outside the local government as it concerns our aspirations.
We unanimously agree that any aspirants caught or found guilty of engaging in activities that can undermine the primary elections or cause violence to be dealt with in any way found worthy by the leadership of the party in the local government or the State Party Secretariat
We agree to inform and encourage our followers to embrace peace, eschew bitter politics, and run issue-based campaigns before, during, and after the primary elections.
We willingly and without compulsion agree to comply with all dictates, directives, and instructions of the party at all levels as it concerns our aspirations
We unequivocally and generally agree that we will abide by the results and outcome of the forthcoming primaries.