Buhari, Atiku, Others Sign Second Peace Accord Agreement
President Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and other presidential candidates have signed the second peace accord in readiness for the presidential election scheduled to hold on Saturday.
The peace accord agreement was, on Wednesday, signed at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
The peace accord signing was witnessed by the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland; former Head of State, General Abdusalami Abubakar; Bishop Matthew Kukah, and a few other members of the National Peace Committee.
Speaking at the function, Abdulsalam Abubakar, the Chairman of NPC, implored all political parties to maintain peace during and after the elections.
He also urged them to avoid trouble and adopt a peaceful process during the election without any form of rigging.
The elder statesman also called on the candidates to use the few days left to do door to door campaign with voters and supporters, begging them to eschew violence.
President Muhammadu Buhari, in his address, called on Nigerians to pray for the nation as the election holds on Saturday.
He noted the importance of candidates in accepting the final result of the elections, adding that INEC would conduct a free and fair election.
Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in his comment, advised INEC to be neutral in the cause of conducting the general elections. He also advised the president to use his good office to ensure that every eligible person’s vote counts.
All invited guests around the world were present at the peace accord ceremony, except the former US President, Bill Clinton, who cancelled his trip to Nigeria a few days to the ceremony.
The US elder statesman believed his presence would be politicised by Nigerian politicians, the reason he announced his absence earlier before the event.