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PDP, APC, sign peace pact with police in Bida

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THE Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Party (APC) in Niger South on Thursday signed a peace pact at the Police Area Command headquarters in Bida, Niger.

The event was attended by the PDP and the APC House of Assembly candidates from the zone.

The members representing Lavun and Gbako Local Government Areas in the house, Mr Jacob Majin-Gana and Mohammed Alkali, were present.

The exercise was observed by CSP Umar Ango, Divisional Police Officer (DPO) “A” Division, Bida, who represented the Area Commander, ACP Micheal Gbenga.

Others are DPO of Mokwa, Lavun, Edati, Gbako, Katcha, Doko and ‘B’ divisions, Bida, and all heads of other sister security agencies in the area.

Gbenga, who addressed the politicians, warned youths against any act that would breach the existing peace in the area before, during and after the forthcoming general elections.

He urged youths not to allow themselves to be used by desperate politicians for selfish reasons.

According to him, Police are on red alert and anyone caught breaching peace will be decisively dealt with.

He said that the police would leave no stone unturned in dealing with anyone caught violating the laws of the land no matter how highly placed he or she might be.

Gbenga said that politicians were integral part of the society in the area of maintenance of peace during election processes as they had some measure of control over their supporters.

He said the nation was passing through a very crucial time that demanded concerted efforts and prayers for the country to survive the impending political challenges threatening the socio-economic survival of the country.

All the political parties’ representatives unanimously agreed to observe and comply with all the peace agreements as contained in the pact document aimed at facilitating peaceful electoral activities. (NAN)



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