Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, lash out on the official that organised the signing the Peace Accord agreement of presidential candidates for not including him.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari was present at the peace accord alongside 68 other Presidential candidates to sign the agreement. The Peace Accord was set up to make possible the election in 2019 follows the highest of standard and is peaceful.
The Peace Accord will also help parties to organised peaceful campaigns before the elections.
Sowore, in reacting to the signing of the President and others said via his Twitter handle that he was not officially told of the agreement.
He also took time to hit at the Nigerian Elections Debate Group of not including him in the Presidential debate that would take place on the 14th of January 2019
This is exactly what they are afraid of! They can’t stand the revolutionary spirit of a youthful fearless Nigerian sharing the podium with old cargoes to debate Nigeria’s future! https://t.co/9CpdeYyDhw— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) December 12, 2018
Earlier, The Nigerian Elections Debate Group and its partner, the Broadcasting Organisations through Mr. Eddi Emesiri announced that the parties that will participate are: “Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), All Progressives Congress (APC), People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Young Progressives Party (YPP)”.
Sowore said: “First they excluded AAC party from the signing of Peace Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding by Presidential Candidates and Party Chairmen in Abuja today (yesterday).
“Just emerged also they don’t want me to participate in the presidential debates, they claim I am out of control and may spill what I know about these oldies publicly during debates. These old guards still don’t get it!
“This is exactly what they are afraid of! They can’t stand the revolutionary spirit of a youthful fearless Nigerian sharing the podium with old cargoes to debate Nigeria’s future!
Meanwhile, Sowore was not the only one that claimed did not get an official statement, Atiku Abubakar claims he did not get an official invitation so he was absent.
Oby Ezekwesili too was also absent.