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2019: Buhari, Atiku, others to sign Peace Accord

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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President Muhammadu Buhari and other presidential candidates, including Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are to sign Peace Accord to ensure smooth conduct of 2019 general elections.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event, slated for International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Tuesday at 3.00p.m is being organised by the National Peace Committee.

The committee is headed by former Military Head of State, retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar.

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The Peace Accord is an undertaking by all the presidential candidates to ensure peaceful and rancor free campaigns before, during and after the 2019 general elections.

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The candidates are also expected to avoid hate speech, fake news or any act capable of causing socio-political unrest in the country.

The leadership of the affected political parties as well as the Chairman of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, are also expected to grace the event.

Other presidential candidates expected to sign the peace agreement include: Donald Duke-Social Democratic Party, SDP; Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim- Alliance for New Nigeria, ANN, Omoyele Sowore-African Action Congress, AAC, and Obi Ezekwesili- Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN.

Others are Dr Obadiah Mailafia-African Democratic Congress, ADC; Prof. Kingsley Moghalu – Young Progressive Party, YPP; Pastor Chris Okotie – Fresh Democratic Party, FDP, retired Major Hamza Al-Mustapha-Peoples Party of Nigeria, PPN.

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Habib Gajo-Young Democratic Party, YDP; retired Maj- Gen. John Gbor – All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA; Ali Soyode-YES Party and Dr Davidson Akhimien-Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria, GDPN, are also expected to sign the Peace Accord.


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