Opinion: Edo forthcoming election— Can all the politicians sign peace accord?
As the Edo State gubernatorial election is holding on the September 19, like any electoral contest in Nigeria, is indirectly passing signals of likely conflict that could hinder success of the election process.
There are several reports of the Security situation in the state. Relevant and concern bodies need to take every step to ensure that the environment is very peaceful for election to hold. Security agencies must rise up to their responsibility by dealing with potential problem areas.
The INEC Chairman, during the stay in Benin, also visited the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II and pleaded with the Monarch to prevail on his subjects, especially the policy actors to give peace its chance before, during and after the election.
Am appealing to all our politicians in the state to sign peace accord. They should not turn the state into the city of blood. I want assurances from you people, to me and the people of the state, of a peaceful atmosphere in Edo State before, during and after election. Pleas let us give peace a chance.