The presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Donald Duke, on Thursday signed the peace accord and also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to sanction politicians involved in vote buying.
Speaking after signing the 2019 peace accord at the Kukah Centre, Abuja, Duke stated that such action would serve as a deterrent to others.
The former Governor of Cross River State also stressed that the process would help to checkmate electoral violence during the next election.
According to Duke, ”The peace accord is necessary. It is one of the fundamental thing to do. You can’t have elections of violence. INEC must do the right thing by increasing voter’s education.
“INEC should live up to its responsibility by sanctioning candidates involved in vote buying so that everybody will fall in line.
“Until we do that people will continue to do whatever they like.”