Absent Uzodinma, the LP, PDP, and three other gubernatorial contenders sign a peace deal

On Sunday, the Justice, Development, Peace and Caritas Commission, the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, the National Voter’s Drive Coalition, and the Imo Advocacy Group witnessed the signing of a peace deal between the five candidates vying for governor of Imo State from different political parties.

They promised that the gubernatorial election in Imo, scheduled for November 11, 2023, will be free of violence and a fair process overall.

Senator Athan Achonu of the Labour Party, Senator Samuel Anyanwu of the People’s Democratic Party, Chief Okere John Jude of the Accord Party, Maj. Gen. Lincoln Ogunewe (ret.) of the Action Alliance, and Sir Anthony Ejiogu of the All Progressives Grand Alliance are all reported to be running for office

Hope Uzodinma, the incumbent governor and member of the All Progressives Alliance, did not attend the signing ceremony.

The peace accord was signed at the Assumpta Cathedral in Owerri, Imo State’s capital, with the intention of giving all of the gubernatorial candidates a forum from which to address the millions of Imolites who are eager to hear their platforms.

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