The National Peace Committee on Thursday night met with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the just concluded election, Atiku Abubakar, over the outcome of the election.
Mr Atiku, who lost the February 23 presidential election to President Muhammadu Buhari, refused to concede defeat and vowed to challenge the outcome in court.
Sources said members of the committee who met with the PDP candidate include its chairman, Abdulsalami Abubakar, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, among others.
The meeting which was held behind closed doors, was convened following Mr Atiku’s decision to go to court to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory.
Speaking shortly after the meeting, Mr Abubakar, a former military head of state, said the mission of committee was to douse the tension arising from the keenly contested elections.
Mr Atiku’s running mate and former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi; Senate President, Bukola Saraki; PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and other PDP leaders were also in attendance.
Others in the meeting included Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Reverend Fr. Atta Barkindo of the NPC Secretariat.