UPDATE: Buhari, Atiku, Others Sign Peace Accord
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-president Atiku Abubakar among others have signed a peace accord ahead of the general elections with begins on Saturday.
It will be the second peace accord to be signed by presidential candidates on the outcome of the February 16 presidential election.
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).
The event organised by National Peace Committee held at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja with the candidates, pledging to ensure that the elections are conducted peacefully.
Chairman of National Peace Committee, former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, urged the candidates to adhere religiously to the spirit of the peace accord.
He urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies to abide by their oath of office.
Also speaking, former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon urged the candidates to counsel their supporters against violence and intimidation
“Speak directly to your supporters, let us have peaceful elections and let us respect the observers,” he said.
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.
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