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Elections: Tinubu, Atiku, Peter Obi, other presidential candidates sign peace pact

THE presidential candidates of 18 political parties have signed a pact towards a peaceful election this Saturday.

Bola Tinubu (APC), Atiku Abubakar (PDP), Rabiu Kwankwaso (NNPP), Peter Obi (LB) and Dan Nwanyanwu (ZLP) were all present.

President Muhammadu Buhari alongside ex-President Jomo Kenyata (Kenya), and Thabo Mbeki (South Africa) also attended the event.

Unlike elections prior to 2015 when the the National Peace Committee came into existence, presidential candidates for the the 2023 polls signed the Peace Accord twice.

The first one was signed in September last year, prior to the commencement of Campaigns. That accord was signed to oblige the candidates to a peaceful Campaign.

This signing is the second at last to be signed by the candidates, and it’s to enlist their commitment to a peaceful conduct of the 2023 presidential election.

Members of the peace committee present include General Abdulsalami Abubakar, Bishop Matthew Kukah, and Dr John Momoh, CON.

Others were the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba, and former president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, who leads the Commonwealth Election Observer Group to Nigeria.

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