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|Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by agwom(m): 8:39am On Feb 13|
President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will today sign a peace accord on the outcome of the February 16 presidential election.
Former US President Bill Clinton will also speak with Buhari and Atiku this week to ensure peaceful election, his spokesman Angel Ureña said in a statement.
Clinton was earlier billed to deliver keynote address and witness the signing of the peace accord organised by the National Peace Committee (NPC) led by former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar.
The former US president however cancelled the trip because his visit to Nigeria “has the potential to be politicized in a way that is not in line with the goals of the Committee,” Ureña said.
“This is a crucial time in Nigeria, and President Clinton is hopeful that the election’s outcome reflects the will of the Nigerian people,” the spokesman added.
Buhari, Atiku confirm attendance
When contacted last night, Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to President Buhari, said “You will see him [the president] there.”
Mr. Paul Ibe, Atiku’s media aide, also confirmed to Daily Trust yesterday that the former VP would sign the pact today.
President Buhari had on December 11, 2018 signed the first peace pact, tagged “Abuja Accord 2018” along with several other presidential candidates. The PDP candidate who was absent at the event however signed the pact the following day.
While signing the first pact, Buhari had said, “We, the candidates pledge to uphold the highest standard of conducts and encourage our teeming supporters to do same.”
Also, after signing the pact, Atiku commended the president for signing the peace agreement.
Daily Trust reports that in the build up to the 2015 elections, the NPC facilitated the signing of the peace accord between then President Goodluck Jonathan, Buhari and 12 other candidates for the presidential poll.
‘Parties should act within the law’
Speaking to the Daily Trust in a phone interview earlier, the convener of the NPC and Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah said the focus of first peace accord was on the conduct of politicians during campaigns, the second would be on acceptance of the poll’s result if the election is free, fair and credible.
He added that it was left for the political parties, presidential contestants and other candidates to act within the law and spirit of the National Peace Pact.
The PDP had on Wednesday, February 6 threatened to opt out of the first accord after accusing the ruling APC and its members of breaching the terms of the accord, but the APC campaign denied the allegations.
42 parties list 8 conditions for signing accord
Daily Trust reports that 42 political parties had on Monday given eight conditions that must be included in the accord before signing it.
The position was contained in a statement on behalf of the parties by the Chairman of Action Peoples Party, Imo Ugochinyere; National Chairman of Alliance National Party, Mashood Shittu; National Chairman, People’s Coalition Party, Anthony Harmattan; and National Chairman, Action Alliance, Kenneth Udeze.
They are: “The conditions are that it must be included in the accord that security agencies should not arrest leaders of the opposition parties few hours to election, as was done in Osun governorship election.
“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies must not exclude opposition parties’ agents from collation venues, from Polling Unit to the final collation level.
“It would be a breach of the accord for any security agency to arrest agents of opposition parties or stop them from accessing the venue of election and collation.
“Accreditation must be done with party agents physically monitoring the identification of the voters.
“INEC should be allowed by security agencies to do their work without interference in accordance with Electoral Act, 201, as amended.
“No result shall leave the polling unit without being announced and pasted on the wall, in accordance with the Electoral Act, as amended.
“Politically-motivated police postings should be discontinued and reversed like the case of the posting of the former security aide of (All Progressives Congress chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Kayode Egbetokun, as Kwara Commissioner of Police.)
“INEC must ensure unrestricted access to agents of parties fielding candidates to the situation room and pilot phase of e-collation at all levels of collation up to national headquarters to ensure transparency.”
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by Imortal001(m): 8:40am On Feb 13|
No shaking, we go be beat PDP the way man city beat chelsea.
sai baba buhari!
vote not fight!
election come and go but the country remain forever!
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|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by phelonrays(m): 8:44am On Feb 13|
expect another drawing from baba
he may draw his ears this time
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|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by helinues: 8:48am On Feb 13|
I am expecting them to shake hands and if possible hug each other.
That is a message of peace to the supporters.
All we are clamoring for is free, fair, credible and violence free elections.
All the best to Atiku, Buhari and other aspirants
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by yjgm(m): 8:48am On Feb 13|
PMB all the way
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|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by point5: 8:49am On Feb 13|
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by Nyerhovwo101(m): 8:49am On Feb 13|
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by Petersamuel8(m): 8:49am On Feb 13|
I'm very sure Buhari can not read and understand what he's signing today
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|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by alekside(m): 8:49am On Feb 13|
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by SalamRushdie: 8:50am On Feb 13|
this accord only favours Buhari who plans to announce imaginary results
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by ArmaniUhuru: 8:50am On Feb 13|
About 100 foreign companies left Nigeria under Buhari's government in 3yrs?
Over 11million people lost their jobs under Buhari's government in 3yrs?
Just to remind you!
The decision you make on Saturday will stand by you for another "FOUR GOOD YEARS"
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|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by jlinkd78(m): 8:50am On Feb 13|
Way to go
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:51am On Feb 13|
SAI BABA WE KNOW.
SAI BABA WE LOVE.
SAI BABA WE WANT.
SAI BABA ALL THE WAY...
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|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by Racoon(m): 8:51am On Feb 13|
To hell with all these charade.Buhari government is not ready for free or peaceful election going by his own utterances & those of El-Rufai, Amaechi etc.
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by Harbeeorlar(m): 8:52am On Feb 13|
Only two aspirants out of many aspirants. That shows winners will surely comes between these two.
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by cooldipo(m): 8:52am On Feb 13|
Can you imagine if Buhari misplace his voters card
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by abdulatif8: 8:53am On Feb 13|
bubu might draw daura map
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by Chukwurah003: 8:56am On Feb 13|
Buhari looks unstoppable. He will defeat Atiku at the polls.
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by hansolo24: 8:56am On Feb 13|
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by Africanbest(m): 8:56am On Feb 13|
Election no be war
No sell your vote
Vote for individual not party
One pvc = One thumbprint = One VOTE
From where I stand
I can see the world
Getting smaller and smaller
And there'll be no place
For people like you Georgie
Who still live in the past
When you couldn't do things
For yourself, you blamed it on apartheid
You blamed it on the government and everybody
Now is the time to prove yourself
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by Smile4daddy(m): 8:58am On Feb 13|
Baba Buhari the only means of which our PVC believes.
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by lightwalkertv: 8:58am On Feb 13|
MY QUESTION TO NIGERIANS
The truth is bitter doesn't make bitter colanut the truth.
A man that goes to dubai for just meetings of political strategy.
I wonder when he becomes the president "multinational companies will come into this country or Nigeria NNPC, PORT, CBN Head quarters will be in Dubai?"
JUST MY THOUGHT, NO OFFENCE
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by positivelord: 8:58am On Feb 13|
Buhari and his Body-Bag Crew should be made to sign that accord twice...
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by colestephan86: 9:02am On Feb 13|
ArmaniUhuru:Fae news, I challenge you to mention only 5 of the companies.
|Re: Buhari, Atiku Sign Accord On Polls Outcome Today by dexterinc2003: 9:04am On Feb 13|
Africa will remain mentally colonised.
So Clintn must be involved to ensure you guys can remain peaceful ba?
This is the level it has reached now.
Foreigners that dont give a poo about naija.
There was indeed a country.
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