Presidential Candidates sign peace accord ahead of Saturday’s election

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APC’ s  presidential candidate President Muhammadu Buhari, PDP’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and other candidates have signed a second peace accord ahead of Saturday’s presidential election.

The presidential candidates signed the agreement at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Those who witnessed the signing included 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.

He also called on them to adopt a code of conduct that would promote a peaceful process devoid of rigging.

The former Head of State asked the candidates to use the remaining days left to speak directly to voters and supporters, pleading with them to avoid violence.

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, as well as former Presidents of Liberia, Tanzania and Botswana among others at the event gave goodwill messages.

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