President Buhari and Atiku Abubakar today joined other candidates in signing the second 2019 National Peace Accord in Abuja.
The ceremony which was attended by the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, the secretary-general of the Commonwealth; Patricia Scotland, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Mathew Kukah, Abdulsalami Abubakar, the chairman of the National Peace Committee and other members of the National Peace Committee (NPC).
The chairman of the national peace committee, former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, said the committee decided to organise the peace accord signing in order to ensure peaceful conduct of all elections in the country.
Speaking on the need to ensure that the elections are conducted peacefully, Abubakar, said:
“Don’t do anything to make a bad situation worse.”
President Buhari while addressing the guests, reiterated his position to ensure a free and fair election come this Saturday, February 16th. He called on all wellmeaning Nigerians to come out enmass and cast their vote.
Atiku on his part, appealed to INEC and the security agencies to ensure free, fair elections. He recalled the words of former President Goodluck Jonathan where he said that his ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian. Atiku said that the Nigerian democracy should emerge stronger than the 2015 general elections that was adjudged the freest and fairest in the country.