#NigeriaDecides2019: Buhari, Atiku To Sign Peace Accord Today
Its three days to the presidential and National Assembly elections and it is a day Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari and former vice-president Atiku Abubakar will sign a peace accord.
Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is contesting for a second term, while Atiku is hoping of achieving his dream of becoming Nigeria president under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Both men will sign a peace accord on the outcome of the February 16 presidential election.
The signing of the peace accord was organised by the National Peace Committee (NPC) led by former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar.
When contacted last night, Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to President Buhari, said “You will see him (president Buhari) there.”
Mr. Paul Ibe, Atiku’s media aide, also confirmed to Daily Trust yesterday that the former VP would sign the pact today.
President Buhari had on December 11, 2018 signed the first peace pact, tagged “Abuja Accord 2018” along with several other presidential candidates. The PDP candidate who was absent at the event however signed the pact the following day.
While signing the first pact, Buhari had said, “We, the candidates pledge to uphold the highest standard of conducts and encourage our teeming supporters to do same.”
Also, after signing the pact, Atiku commended the president for signing the peace agreement.
In the build up to the 2015 elections, the NPC facilitated the signing of the peace accord between then President Goodluck Jonathan, Buhari and 12 other candidates for the presidential poll.
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