Ahead of the 2015 general elections, all political parties in Imo State have signed a new charter of equity to ensure peaceful elections.
The Imo State chairman of the Conference of all Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), Elder Chinedu Ukadike, disclosed this to newsmen after an all parties’ summit recently in Owerri, capital of Imo State.
Elder Ukadike, said that a communiqué would soon be issued after the summit held at the behest of Gov. Rochas Okorocha of the state.
He said that the essence of the summit was for the political parties to collaborate and bring about credible and peaceful elections in 2015.
He said that it was necessary for all the parties to implement the agreement reached at the summit.
Speaking at the summit, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Commissioner in the state, Prof. Selina Okoh, commended the governor for initiating and supporting the summit.
She also praised the aspirants and party stalwarts who complied with the directives from her office on the removal of posters in the state, holding that no candidates have emerged for various positions, only aspirants.
Prof. Okoh hoped that the 2015 elections would be peaceful and would produce credible leaders, assuring Imo people that issuance of the permanent voters card (PVC) as well as the continuous voters registration would be conducted soon in the state.
The Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, who represented Gov. Okorocha, praised the organizers of the summit, adding that the government was bent on ensuring credible elections in 2015.
In a lecture on enthroning peaceful leaders in 2015, Prof. J.C. Agwunobi said the aspirants must possess the mind to do the right thing in order to ensure good governance.
“We are no longer in the time of conducting a credible election but selecting a credible candidate,” he said.
Present at the occasion, were the State party chairmen and other members of the executives, Imo State Independent Electoral Commission Chairman, Barr. Amaechi, political aspirants, representatives of the Imo State Police Command , Civil Defence, Imo Civil Guards among others.