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JIGAWA: 3 political parties sign peace accord ahead of by-election

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Ahead of the Babura/Garki Federal House of Representative by-election scheduled for today, Saturday 14th, March, 2020, three political parties have signed a peace accord for the conduct of peaceful polls.

The signing of the peace accord was witnessed on Friday by Usman Sule Gwamna, the State Commissioner of Police, who noted that the peace accord was to ensure peaceful, fair and credible election.

During the signing ceremony, Gwamna told the parties participating to fill the vacant position including; the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) main opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Action Democratic Party (ADP), that the police are not in support of any political party but to ensure peaceful and acceptable election.

He said; “The peace agreement is aimed at ensuring the there would be no breach of peace before, during and after the election.

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“Anybody who fell something went wrong must channel his complain to the appropriate authorities for possible action”

“Police are not in support of any political party but to ensure peaceful and acceptable election process,” Gwamna stated.

Speaking further, during the signing of the peace accord which witnessed the presence of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) resident Electoral Commissioner Mahmud Isah, the CP said that 456 personal were deployed across the all 302 poling units in the federal constituency.

“456 policemen and personnel of other sister’s security agencies were deployed to 302 poling units in Garki/Babura Federal constituency,” he said.

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