Bayelsa Guber: Dickson, Sylva, 18 others sign peace deal

Posted by Theresa Moses, Lagos | 11 November 2015 | 2,749 times

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The Governor of Bayelsa, Hon Henry Dickson, former Governor Timipre Sylva and candidates of 16 other political parties Tuesday signed a peace accord ahead the December 5 governorship election in the state.

The candidates signed to seal their commitments to ensuring a peaceful and violence-free governorship poll at a brief ceremony that was held in Yenagoa.

Dickson, candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Sylva, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) personally signed the pact alongside the other candidates and their party chairmen.

The Peace Summit was organised by Independent National Election Commission (INEC) at the Creek Motels, Yenagoa.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, who was represented by INEC National Commissioner, North-West, Mrs. Amina Zakari.

The event was also witnessed by the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State, Mr. Nasiru Oki; State Director, Department of State Security (DSS) Ade Oluseso; state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Baritor Kpagih; traditional rulers and other stakeholders.

•Photo by Michael Owi shows, L – R; Bayelsa State Governor, and PDP gubernatorial candidate, Hon. Seriake Dickson, Rep. of National INEC Chairman, Mrs Amina Zakari, PDM gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Moses Siasia, and his counterpart from APC, Chief Timipre Sylva, shortly after the signing of a Peace Accord, during a Peace Summit, organised by INEC, ahead of the Dec. 5, governorship election in the State, at the Creek Motels, Yenagoa.

Source: News Express

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