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Lagos: Ambode, Agbaje Sign Non-Violence Deal Ahead Of Elections

Former Accountant General of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode

Ayo Balogun, Lagos – The All Progressive Congress (APC) Lagos Governorship candidate, Akin Ambode and his opponent in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje have signed a non-violence deal ahead of the April 11 governorship election in the State.

Jimi Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje

The two governorship candidates signed the deal at the official residence of the United States Consul-General in Lagos, Jeffrey Hawkins, in the presence of the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle, as well as Nigerian religious leaders.

The duo pledged to maintain peace before and after the election. Other signatories to the document are Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins, the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos; Imam Abdulrahman Ahmad, National Missioners of Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria; Pastor Paul Adefarasin, Senior Pastor of House on the Rock, and Sheikh Abdurrahman Adangba, National Missioners of Fatil-ul-Qareeb Islamic Society.

There have been pockets of violence in some parts of the State as supporters of the PDP and the APC had clashed with several injured and about two people killed in the milieu.

Both the PDP and APC Presidential candidates, Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari had also signed the same peace deal not ensure peace before and after the elections.



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