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Elections: Buhari, Atiku, others sign second peace accord

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Godsgift Onyedinefu

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday joined other candidates to sign the second National Peace Accord in Abuja ahead of the presidential election on Saturday, 16th February.

The agreement was signed on Wednesday at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.

The signing was witnessed by Patricia Scotland, the secretary-general of the Commonwealth; Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and Abdulsalami Abubakar, the chairman of the National Peace Committee; Mathew Kukah, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, among other dignitaries were in attendance.

Scotland said the signing of the National peace accord  by the major presidential aspirants in the 2019 general election is consistent with the values and principles of the Commonwealth.

She called on all parties involved to ensure peaceful, free, fair, and credible election in Nigeria.

Bill Clinton, former US president was formerly billed to deliver a keynote address at the event, but  cancelled his visit to Nigeria less than 48 hours to the event.

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