Former United States of America president Bill Clinton did not witness the signing of a peace accord on Wednesday by presidential candidates for the 2019 election.

But he has since sent his message down, and Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, has put a call to Clinton to respond.

Buhari appreciated Clinton for his continuous support for Nigeria and the growth of her democracy.

A spokesman for President Buhari, Femi Adesina, in a statement on Thursday, said the President gave the commendation in a telephone conversation with Clinton on Wednesday night.

President Buhari described Clinton as a friend of the country, while commending his constant support for the peace, stability and progress of Nigeria under a democratic dispensation.

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He also assured him of his commitment to free, fair and credible elections in the weeks ahead.

“President Clinton, who regretted his inability to visit the country to witness the signing of the final peace accord before the general elections, wished Nigeria well as her citizens go to the polls,” the statement revealed.

Clinton had planned to witness the signing of the Wednesday’s second Peace Accord where presidential candidates in the February 16 general elections renewed their pledge for peaceful conduct of exercise, but did not make the trip to Nigeria.

At the signing of the Peace Accord, the candidates, once again, agreed to accept the outcome of the elections.

The event, which was witnessed by prominent personalities including three former African Presidents from Liberia, Tanzania and Bostwana, was organised by the National Peace Committee (NPC) under the chairmanship of the former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar.

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