Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, finally signed the Peace Accord after being absent from Tuesday ceremony.
The former Vice President who arrived the Kukah Centre in Wuse II, Abuja, at exactly 11:57am, was accompanied to the event by PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus and other stalwarts of the party. He signed the document at exactly 12:07pm.
The event was witnessed by the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington and other members of the diplomatic community.
Speaking after signing the document, Atiku said the only way for Nigerians to take Buhari’s commitment to peaceful elections seriously, was to sign the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill into law, which he declined assent to recently.
According to him, until this is done, Nigerians will continue to have doubts over the President’s commitment to credible polls.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday alongside over 68 other presidential candidates while signing the peace agreement assured that he will uphold the highest standard of conduct and ensure a peaceful 2018 election.
The Peace Accord is an undertaking by all the presidential candidates to ensure peaceful and rancour-free campaigns before, during and after the 2019 general elections.
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