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Imo 2015: Candidates shun accord meeting with Police 

By The Citizen
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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.