Imo 2015: Candidates shun accord meeting with Police
Ahead of this month's general elections, candidates of the various political offices in Imo state yesterday shunned a peace accord meeting initiated by the state police command.
Police officers at the meeting which was slated for 10am waited till 1pm with no single candidate of any political party in sight.
Even the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Usman Gwary of Zone 9 who was supposed to be special guest at the meeting left in anger after waiting for several hours without the candidates turning up for the peace parley.
However, briefing journalists after the botched meeting, the state command public relations officer, Andrew Enwerem expressed disappointment over the attitude of the candidates which he described as lackadaisical.
Enwerem stated that the aborted meeting was the second time the parley would be organized, noting that the non-attendance by the candidates is an indication that they were not serious.
He explained that the motive of the meeting was to educate the candidates on the purpose of a violence free election as well as making them to sign a peace accord on their participation at the election.