The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has appealed to the candidates vying for the presidency in 2019 to ensure they live by the letters and spirit of the Peace Accord they signed in Abuja.
According to the group, candidates must be ready to run issue-based campaigns and refrain from all forms of incitement.
The ACF also pointed out that it is a non-partisan, non-political, non-religious body which tries to promote peace, unity, justice and the rule of law, with the main thrust to promoting and protecting the interest and development of North and its people and as such will not align with an individual or political party.
The acting Chairman of ACF, Alhaji Musa Liman Kwande, disclosed this yesterday when he received the presidential candidate of the Peoples Trust, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, at the forum’s secretariat in Kaduna.
He said, “We expect to see genuinely, the very positive and pragmatic policies and measures put in place to fight against corruption, insecurity, impunity, anarchy and a host of other disingenuous activities which, if not effectively contained, would certainly be the bane of our progress and development as a people and one cohesive nation.”
“ACF therefore appeals to you leaders of your various political parties to ensure that you live by the letters and spirit of the Abuja Peace Accord put up by the National Peace Committee under the Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), which you all signed and pledged to uphold.