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The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has knocked his counterpart in the All the Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for failing to show up at the venue for the peace accord signing which was held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.
In a video that went viral on Thursday, Sowore seemed to have caused drama at the venue, as he maintained that Tinubu’s running mate, Kashim Shettima, should not be sitting where presidential candidates were seated.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that Tinubu was absent while other presidential candidates for the 2023 elections were present at the signing of the peace accord.
“I confronted him (Shettima). Why is he sitting here when Tinubu is not here? If I was sitting there, I would not stand up for him, because Tinubu is the one who is supposed to be here. You can’t be running in Nigeria for presidency in absentia,” Sowore said.
In the video, Sowore was also seen engaging the presidential candidate of the Action Alliance and former Chief Security Officer to late General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (retd.).
Posting the video on his Facebook page, Sowore captioned it, “At the presidential “Peace Accord” signing ceremony event in Abuja, a chance to tell Abacha’s henchman Al-Mustapha some truths! … Kashim Shettima ought not be allowed to sit where presidential candidates should sit…I challenged him too!”
The PUNCH also reported that Sowore had earlier said that the idea of signing peace accord ahead of the 2023 presidential election signified that the country was at war.
Sowore said he was not against the peace accord noting that he would sign it to show the people that he subscribed to peace.
The AAC standard bearer said this in an interview on Arise TV ‘Morning Show’, aired on Thursday.
He said, “I don’t know why we’re signing this peace accord when we are not at war. This signifies that Nigeria is at war. Elections are a war in this country.”
“For the sake of symbolism of this, I will show up there, and sign whatever they want so that the people can understand that I subscribe to peace during the election and after the election,” he added.