Leaders of political parties have signed a peace accord committing themselves to a peaceful campaign ahead of the 2023 elections.
The Borno Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdu Umar, who presided over the Peace Accord at the command’s headquarters in Maiduguri, said the command had recorded eleven cases of political violence since the commencement of campaigns in the state.
“Police would deal with anyone found wanting according to the law of of land” he said.
He said the Peace Accord was designed to facilitate elections devoid of thuggery, hate speech, violence and fake news.
He said political parties, on behalf of their Chairmen, have signed to abide by the Constitution, the electoral act 2022, INEC rules and guidelines in the conduct of their campaigns.
Parties comprising of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), and New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), signed the accord
The event was witnessed by heads/ representatives of all security and paramilitary agencies in the State as well as the representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).