Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has charged President Goodluck Jonathan to prevail on his security agencies to respect the two peace accords they signed, saying the Abuja Peace Accords must be worth their wordings.
Buhari, who expressed concerns over recent developments in the country, in a press statement made available to journalists lamented that less than 24 hours after signing the accord, federal government security agencies and supporters of the president have attempted to drive members of the opposition underground in order to give the ruling party an upperhand.
He said, “With less than 24 hours to the presidential elections, I call on President Goodluck Jonathan to immediately call the errant security agencies to order, in the spirit of the peace accords. The president should make it clear that any security agent who engages in acts that are inimical to the success of the elections will face the full wrath of the law.
“On Thursday, March 26th, President Goodluck Jonathan and I signed a new accord reinforcing our commitment to violence-free elections.
“The new accord is a follow up to the Abuja Accord which we signed, along with nine other party leaders, on Jan. 14th 2015, to show our commitment to free, fair and credible elections in our dear country.”
Buhari stated that on his part he takes the two accords very seriously, saying, “this has reflected in the issues-based campaign which I ran all through the period of electioneering campaign, despite the provocative and sleazy campaign directed at my person and my party.
“For example, the ink with which we signed the new peace accord had barely dried when we started hearing reports of violence directed against members of our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), as well as glaring acts of harassment and intimidation being carried out against the opposition by security agents across the country.
“Shots were fired at the convoy of the director general of my campaign organization, His Excellency Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, in Rumuolumeni, Obio Akpor area of Port Harcourt, a few hours after the second peace accord was signed, leaving two persons injured.
“I do hope this is not a confirmation of the information reaching my party that some notorious security agents have been deployed to Port Harcourt to restrict the movement of Gov. Amaechi.”
The APC flag bearer said in Ondo State, a serving APC member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Eniolorunda Omosule, was arrested and detained by the police for no reason other than to keep him away until after elections.
He said he was abreast of reports of an alleged meeting in Ibadan between the commissioners of police in the southwest and PDP officials