About 42 political parties on Monday threatened not to take part in signing a fresh peace pact ahead of the Saturday’s presidential election.
They listed eight conditions that must be included in the document before they will sign. The signing of the accord, which is expected to be witnessed by a former United States President, Bill Clinton, is slated for Wednesday.
But the political parties are asking that the National Peace Committee include eight conditions in the agreement before they will agree to sign.
They listed the conditions to include a warning that security agencies do not clamp down on opposition leaders ahead of the elections, that what they described as politically-motivated Police postings be changed, and that no election result shall leave polling units without being announced and pasted on the wall in accordance with the Electoral Act, among other conditions.
The parties’ position was contained in a statement signed on their behalf by the Chairman of Action Peoples Party, Imo Ugochinyere; National Chairman of Alliance National Party, Mashood Shittu; National Chairman, People’s Coalition Party, Anthony Harmattan; and National Chairman, Action Alliance, Kenneth Udeze.