2019: Finally, Atiku, Ezekwesili sign Peace Accord

Atiku Abubakar and Obiageli Ezekwesili, the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, on Wednesday signed peace accord ahead of the 2019 general elections.

On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari signed a Peace Accord with other Presidential aspirants over the 2019 general elections, except Messrs Abubakar, Ezekwesili and a few others.

Mr Atiku, while signing the peace accord said that he is committed to free, fair and credible election, just as he commended the president for signing the peace deal.

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He urged Mr Buhari to sign the electoral act amendment bill into law to demonstrate his willingness to ensure free and fair elections.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the peace accord, organized by the National Peace Committee headed by ex-military head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar, is an undertaking by all the presidential candidates to ensure peaceful and rancour-free campaigns before, during and after the 2019 general elections.

On Tuesday, Mr Atiku’s spokesperson, Paul Ibe, said the PDP candidate did not receive any invitation to be part of the event.

“I can confirm that Abubakar did not receive any formal invitation to the signing of the peace pact,” he said.