…Accuses Opposition Party Of Violating Abuja Peace Accord Terms
The presidency has accused the All Progressives Congress – APC, of violating the terms and conditions of the Abuja Peace Accord.
The claim followed two separate attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan’s convoy in Katsina and Bauchi States by hoodlums suspected to be supporters of the APC.
Speaking through a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Prof. Rufai Akali said that Nigerians felt a sense of relief when major political parties participating in the 2015 General Elections signed the peace pact.
He said: “President Goodluck Jonathan who is also the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party -PDP, blazed the trail in appending his signature to the historic document. General Muhammadu Buhari and leaders of other parties also signed, pledging a violence free electioneering process and rejection of uncouth and inciting language,’’ he said.
“Unfortunately, while President Jonathan and the PDP have remained bound by the letters and spirit of the peace pact, supporters of the APC candidate have had a field day, violating all the terms of the pact and engaging in violence even on the person and entourage of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Akali requested that the opposition party guide their supporters and stop the violence.
President Jonathan’s campaign team will be in Maiduguri, Borno State on Saturday.
Governor Kashim Shettima has already appealed to APC supporters in the state to be of good behavior during the president’s visit.
He describe Jonathan as the country’s president, who deserves respect from all Nigerians.