Buhari, Atiku, Other Candidates Sign 2nd Peace Accord
The All Progressives Congress [APC] candidate for the 2019 president election, Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] and other candidates have signed a second peace accord ahead of the upcoming presidential election.
The presidential candidates signed the agreement on Wednesday at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.
The signing was witnessed by the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland; former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd); Bishop Mathew Kukah, as well as other members of the National Peace Committee (NPC).
Addressing the gathering shortly after the arrival of the guests, General Abubakar who is also the Chairman of the NPC urged political parties to function as effective actors for peace before, during, and after the elections.
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, as well as former Presidents of Liberia, Tanzania and Botswana among others at the event give goodwill messages.
Speaking, President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) called for prayers as the nation goes into the elections in a few days.
In his address, Atiku quoted former President Goodluck Jonathan, saying that his ambition was not worth the blood of any Nigerian.
He, however, urged the electoral umpire to be fair arbiters for neutrality to prevail.
President Buhari was accompanied to the ceremony by APC National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, and party stalwarts while PDP National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus and the Director-General of PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Senator Bukola Saraki, and other PDP leaders accompanied Atiku.
See highlights of the event below: