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Anambra 2021: General Abdulsalami committee fixes Nov 4 for signing of peace accord

By Ane Ibeh, October 20, 2021

As November 6 Governorship Election in Anambra State is drawing near, the National Peace Committee (NPC) has announced that a peace accord will be signed by various political parties and stakeholders in the state on November 4, 2021.

Chairman of the committee, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former military head of state, disclosed this on Tuesday.

Abubakar said the peace accord has become imperative considering the orgy of violence witnessed in Anambra State in recent time.

He urged various stakeholders in the state to eschew violence and work toward peaceful Anambra before, during and after the election.

“As Ndi Anambra prepare for the November 6, 2021, Governorship Election in Anambra State, the National Peace Committee (NPC) wishes to announce that a peace accord will be signed by the various political parties and stakeholders on November 4th, 2021, at the Prof. Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka.”

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“In ensuring the effective discharge of its objectives, the NPC has been carrying out back-channel negotiations and private meetings for peace amongst political stakeholders across party lines.

“We call on all key stakeholders to come forward and contribute their quota to the peace and stability of the country, particularly before, during and after the Anambra Governorship Election.

“The NPC also wish to reiterate that as an apolitical body, the peace, unity and tranquility of the country is of paramount importance which cannot be over emphasised.

“Considering the orgy of violence witnessed in Anambra State in recent time, which in particular, has claimed the lives of notable personalities in the state, we therefore, call for the collaboration of all stakeholders as we work towards achieving our desired goal,” Abdulsalami said in a statement.

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