- President Buhari and Atiku Abubakar will on Wednesday, February 13, sign a peace accord on the outcome of the February 16 presidential election
- Former US president Bill Clinton is expected to speak with President Buhari and Atiku to ensure peaceful election
- The secretary-general of commonwealth, Baroness Scotland, is also expected at the event
Former US President Bill Clinton is expected to watch over a second peace pact to be signed between President Muhammadu Buhari and the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday, February 13.
According to a statement by head of the secretariat of National Peace Committee, Atta Barkindo, secretary-general of commonwealth, Baroness Patricia Scotland, will also be present at the event, Vanguard reports.
The statement read: “The National Peace Committee, mindful of the importance of peaceful elections and non-violent transfer of power has engaged various stakeholders in preparation for the 2019 general elections.
“The NPC is grateful to Kofi Annan Foundation for supporting this process, and, after 2015, again supporting free and fair elections in Nigeria. The NPC has engaged Independent National Electoral Commission, security services, 91 registered parties, the media and civil society organisations."
Recall that the committee, led by former Nigerian head of state general Abdulsalami Abubakar, organised the first signing of National Peace Accord on December 11, 2018.
The signing of National Peace Accord is imed at committing stakeholders to accepting the outcome of the vote, as long as it is announced by INEC, the body empowered by law and is adjudged to be free, fair and credible.
“To this end, it is pleased to announce that it has invited Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States of America and Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, to visit Nigeria from February 12-13, 2019, ahead of the Nigerian presidential elections.
“Both ex-president Clinton and Baroness Scotland will deliver goodwill messages at the signing ceremony of the National Peace Accord, which will hold at Abuja International Conference Centre on February 13," the statement added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the chairman of the National Peace Committee and former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, said all presidential candidates would sign another peace accord.
Abdulsalami made this known in Kaduna on Wednesday, January 30. Abdulsalami who was represented by the director, National Peace Committee secretariat, Reverend Father Atta Barkindo, said the signing of another peace accord, was “to avert election violence as currently being experienced in Sudan and other African countries.”
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