2019: Atiku absent as Buhari signs National Peace Accord Agreement

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday signed the National Peace Accord Agreement for a peaceful conduct of the 2019 elections.

The signing of the document was done at the  International Conference Centre, Abuja, and witnessed by prominent personalities across the country.

It was an event organised by the National Peace Committee led by former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, for all presidential candidates of the different parties, in order to ensure peaceful conduct of election.

However, conspicuously absent was the presidential candidate of the leading opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

His media adviser, Paul Ibe, said in a statement that his principal did not receive invitation to the event.

“I can confirm to you that His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of the PDP and former Vice President of Nigeria did not receive any formal invitation to the signing of the Peace Pact,” he said.

However, organisers of the event said that 73 presidential candidates were invited.

The signing of the document is considered to be very important to the peaceful conduct of the coming election.

A similar event took place before the 2015 election and is believed to be instrumental to a peaceful transition.