Just In: Buhari, Atiku Sign Peace Accord

President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), arrived at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja to sign a peace accord ahead of the general elections.

Also present at the peace accord signing is Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and Abdulsalami Abubakar, the chairman of the National Peace Committee.

Patricia Scotland, the secretary-general of the Commonwealth; Mathew Kukah, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, as well as other members of the National Peace Committee (NPC), are in attendance.

Yakubu Gowon, former head of state, is also present at the ICC to witness the event, three days ahead of the presidential election.

Speaking at the event, former vice president Atiku said the Nigerian democracy has matured over the years, with the support of the international committee.

In her address, Scotland said the National peace accord to be signed by the major presidential aspirants in the 2019 general election is consistent with the values and principles of the Commonwealth.

She called on all parties involved to ensure peaceful, free, fair, and credible election in Nigeria.

This is the second peace deal to be signed by the major gladiators in the coming elections after an agreement was signed in December.

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