Kukah Commends Presidential Candidates For Adherence To Peace Accord

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has commended all presidential candidates who contested the February 25 election for adhering to the principles of the signed National Peace Accord.

Kukah Commends Presidential Candidates For Adherence To Peace Accord
Bishop Matthew Kukah

Kukah noted that the candidates conducted themselves in a manner that brought respect to Nigeria’s politics and the political processes, which must be commended.

The catholic bishop said this while speaking during an interview on Arise TV on Friday.

“As a convener of the National Peace Committee, we watched diligently to see that the principles enunciated in the signing of the Peace Accord are implemented.

“Let me commend the key political actors because, despite where we find ourselves now, on balance, Nigerians must agree that the presidential candidates did conduct themselves in a manner and in a way that brought a lot of respect to politics and the political processes.

“They deserve our commendation because we didn’t experience the usual recriminations and so on and so forth”, he said.

Recalled that candidates of both the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and the Labour Party, Peter Obi, in separate press conferences on Thursday, refused to concede defeat.

They stated that they would head to the courts to challenge the results of the Presidential election, in which the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, emerged winner and has been presented with a certificate of return as President-elect.

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