Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose and Senator Sani Shehu from Kaduna State have reacted to the signing of the peace accord by presidential candidates of political parties in Nigeria.
The peace accord was put together by National Peace Committee convened by Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd) and Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Fr. Mathew Hassan Kukah, ahead of the 2019 general elections.
On his verified Twitter handle, Fayose while referring to President Muhammadu Buhari, said he cannot be interested in peaceful elections in the country because he has refused to assent the electoral bill four times.
He said, “A man who refused to sign the Amended Electoral Bill four times after it was passed by NASS of 469 Nigerians cannot be said to be interested in any peaceful, free and fair election. Therefore, signing of Peace Accord won’t change his desperation to remain in office at all cost.
“A man who has turned all FG agencies, especially EFCC and Police to the attack dogs of APC cannot be said to be interested in any peaceful election just by mere signing of peace accord.
Sani, who represents Kaduna Central Senatorial District, also via his Twitter handle questioned the atmosphere in which the peace deal was being signed and the sincerity of the candidates.
He tweeted, “Peace is signed by adversaries on a Roundtable, with a handshake, a smile and low volume soul music; AND not on parallel tables, with hand gloves, a grimace and high volume war songs.