With few days to the Edo Governorship Election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate and incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki , his main rival and contender in the poll, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other Governorship candidates have decided to toe the line of peace and avoid unnecessary bloodshed.
This was achieved with the new Peace Pact signed by all candidates and Political parties involved in the Election on tuesday.
Leading the team ,the duo of PDP Candidate,Godwin obaseki and APC candidate,Ize-Iyamu were seen beaming with smiles has they warmly hugged each other, an indication that they have decided to embrace peace and shun violence in the election.
On his part, Obaseki promised that he, as the PDP candidate, will live by the letters and spirit of the peace pact.
He, however, asked the NPC to reach out to some political actors whom he said wield much influence and are interested in the election.
The governor explained that the move is necessary in order not to let the exercise to end in futility, adding that, “I want to commit publicly once again that I will live by the letter and spirit of the accord that has just been signed.
In furtherance of the peaceful conduct of the election, Pastor Ize-Iyamu promised that the APC will conduct itself peacefully.
The APC candidate pledged that the party will talk to its supporters to eschew violence before, during and after the polls.
He also commended the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare for his efforts in ensuring that the exercise holds in a manner free from bloodshed.
“Let me reaffirm to our commitment to what has been signed and to reassure Nigerians that and particularly our people in Edo State that we will talk to all our supporters.