President Buhari, Atiku and others sign peace accord

The second signing of the national peace accord was done today Wednesday, at the International Conference Centre Abuja.

The APC presidential candidate President Muhammadu Buhari, the PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and other candidates have signed the peace accord.

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General Abubakar who head the peace accord and the convener of the signing urged political parties to function as effective actors for peace before, during, and after the elections.

The following people witnessed the signing; the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland; former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd); Bishop Mathew Kukah, and other members of the National Peace Committee (NPC). The Commonwealth Secretary-General, former Presidents of Liberia, Tanzania and Botswana among others at the event gave goodwill messages.

President Buhari in his speech said the important thing is for candidates to accept the final outcome of the elections, noting that the Independent National Electoral Commission has assured the people of a free and fair exercise. While the PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar also made a strong statement that his ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian. Urged the electoral umpire to be fair arbiters for neutrality to prevail.

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