President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are to sign another deal ahead of the 2019 election.
The agreement will be the second in two months.This was confirmed in a statement on Sunday made available to us and signed by Fr. Atta Barkindo, Head of Secretariat – National Peace Committee, The Kukah Centre, in Abuja.
It reads: “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 the Kofi Annan Foundation for supporting this process, and, after 2015, again supporting free and fair elections in Nigeria.
“The NPC has engaged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security services, 91 registered parties, the media and civil society organisations.
“Considering some of the challenges faced, the Committee organized the 1st signing of the National Peace Accord on 11th December, 2018 to support peaceful campaigns and political rallies.
“The Committee, led by former Nigerian Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has organized the 2nd signing of the National Peace Accord which would be held on Wednesday 13th February, 2019 at 10 am at the Abuja International Conference Centre.
“This signing is aimed towards 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.”