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|What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by kirajustice: 1:30pm On Feb 13, 2019|
Below is a Transcript of President Muhammadu Buhari's Speech at the Signing of a Second Peace Accord by Presidential Candidates today in Abuja.
Buhari signed a peace accord with the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar to prevent any fallout or crisis after Saturday's elections.
"Another election is upon us and not unexpectedly, there is anxiety in the air. This is typical of any form of competition and contest, no matter how well prepared all contestants and regulators are. The forthcoming elections are very special and significant for the growth of our Democracy.
First, they come immediately after one of the most peaceful elections in the history of our country. I am not saying this because I was blessed to emerge as the winner. I am saying there had been a lot of fears and anxieties from within and outside Nigeria about the future of the country. We are hopeful that this is evidence that we are all maturing in our disposition towards electoral outcomes. We see this as an opportunity to grow our sense of political culture in Nigeria.
Secondly, we are witnessing an exciting development in the area of the engagement of our Youth and Women in the democratic process. Hitherto, these groups have often not been in the mainstream of our political competition. It is in appreciation of their contribution that we passed the Not Too Young to Run Bill last year. The success of the Act is illustrated by the unprecedented number of young men and women who have stepped forward to participate in this process as Candidates at all levels. Significantly, we have witnessed also the emergence of Women as Candidates across the political space.
Thirdly, these elections are taking place against the backdrop of the emergence of an unprecedented number of Political Parties. As of now, we have 91 Political Parties, out of which over 70 fielded Presidential Candidates. Although some Candidates have dropped out of the race, there is no doubt in our minds that our country is moving forward and that our democracy is expanding and also deepening.
I call on all Nigerians to contribute to the building of a viable polity by more active participation well beyond the mere casting of votes. Elections by themselves do not constitute Democracy. It is the spirit of citizenship engagement that utilizes the energy of citizens towards the attainment of good governance.
We have assembled here to mark the final phase of our campaigns and we are now at the doorstep of our elections. The Campaigns so far have gone well and we thank God for that. For the few incidents in which people lost their lives largely through accidents, we pray that God grants them eternal peace. Now campaigns are over and our next assignment is for us all, citizens and contestants alike, to go out and exercise our civic duties.
We, the Presidential candidates are here to sign and commit ourselves to do all that is possible to ensure the success of the elections but most importantly to accept the final outcome. I appeal to my fellow contestants to commit to these ideals so as to keep our country and people safe. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, our electoral Umpire, has already assured us that they have done everything possible to ensure free and fair elections.
It was to ensure this that I made sure that INEC received all the resources they needed to perform their job. Our Security Agencies have been fully briefed and they know that their visible neutrality is key to the conduct, credibility and success of the elections.
To the Rt. Honourable Patricia Scotland, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat, we extend our felicitations and welcome to you. Your presence here and your friendship mean a lot to us as a country. To the Members of the Diplomatic Corps, the International Team of Monitors, again, I say, welcome to Nigeria and thank you very much for standing by us. Your presence helps to validate our process and commitment to growing our Democracy.
I want to thank General Abdulsalami Abubakar, the Chairman of the National Peace Committee and all his members for the hard work they have put into ensuring that our Elections are peaceful. Your great work contributed significantly in shaping the 2015 elections and we are sure that the same impact will be felt in these elections.
To all our citizens, I want to thank you. As we go into the elections in few days, please let us pray for our country. Let us use this opportunity to strengthen our beliefs in a united country. Our elections are important only to the extent that they make our country peaceful and prepare us for development.
I am making a special appeal to our young people: Do not allow yourselves to be used to cause violence. Please eschew all forms of violence and cooperate with all the relevant agencies during these elections. We will vote according to Parties, but in the end, the only real Party is Nigeria, our country. Our elections are important only to the extent that they make her strong. Let us do our best and ask God to bless us and our country.
Thank you and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by Imortal001(m): 1:31pm On Feb 13, 2019|
The president hit the nail on the head! nice speech there, from a real convert democrat.
4 + 4 no ni!
Lets wait and see, if atiku can buy his way into aso rock come febuhari 16.
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|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by Rickyzagy(m): 1:32pm On Feb 13, 2019|
tomorrow is the day nnamdikanu will unmask jubril el sudani the cabals are parading as buhari. after tomorrow there will be confusion in APC and that will be the end of Nigeria.
ATIKU is not born in Nigeria so he has no right to contest for president.
a vote to to APC and PDP is a vote for bokoharam and herdsmen
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|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by Johnpaul01: 1:35pm On Feb 13, 2019|
Buhari, Atiku, and maybe Sowore are the only individuals in this presidential race, the other candidates dey do relay race
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|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by Nobody: 1:37pm On Feb 13, 2019|
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|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by yerokunphilips: 1:37pm On Feb 13, 2019|
Anybody that understand politics will understand that PMB have upper hand in these election than Atiku , the foot soldiers of this man are still very many and strong , his followers in the north see him as their father ,let him asked ,when was the last time both INEC chairman and President come from the tribe. APC have won 90% of all the election conducted since 2016 even in River state ,Kwara state, Ekiti state, Ondo state ,Osun state etc .He sacked CJN with all the noise the guy remained sacked .He may understand politics but he have learned the use of power ,don't forget he still control all security system ,he forced Saraki and others out of APC .He have penetrated into the SS . I won't be surprise if this return. You can't compare PMB with GEJ PMB had a military background ,a Muslims , a Fulani man ,a former head of state from the majority .
While 80% of Atiku supporters are from south south and South East ,10% are Elites and Business men . I PRAY THAT OUR NATION WILL KNOW PEACE AND THE BEST CANDIDATE WILL EMERGE .
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|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by bedspread: 1:38pm On Feb 13, 2019|
Up till now Pmb Has not said a word on the Death of Citizens in Rivers State?
This is Babaric, Demonic and Wickedness
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|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by bedspread: 1:42pm On Feb 13, 2019|
You are SHAMEFUL!
May GOD DELIVER YOU , young man with A Dead Conscience!!
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|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by Oshigun: 1:44pm On Feb 13, 2019|
What is wrong with you? You need to check yourself because the capacity of you guys for hatred is not healthy. You will have a poor, frustrated and unfulfilled life because of it.
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|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by Chikpat(m): 1:48pm On Feb 13, 2019|
Well spoken. PMB could not have said more or less on this. the APC, PDP and all the other parties should keep the country and the people safe by accepting the outcome of this election.
I am confident it's a tough choice but that Nigeria is better managed under APC than the same PDP that caused most of the systemic rot that has been enduring for the past 19years.
Congratulations to the APC and our dear president
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|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by Nobody: 1:49pm On Feb 13, 2019|
Bla bla bla bla,anything he says now is bullshit to me
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|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by meetmeonline: 1:49pm On Feb 13, 2019|
Please say Amen to what you wish Nigeria;
I pray that your children will always get to learn under teachers as good as your presidential choice in this election
|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by bonechamberlain(m): 1:49pm On Feb 13, 2019|
Buhari your time is up. Nigerians are tired of your so called fight against corruption. The killings going on around the north central should be an eye opener.
After North central then southwest then south south the south east, by then no one would be complaining of nepotism or federal character but looking for ways to survive and save their lives.
Nigerians only the living would witness a country free from corruption.
Say no to buhari hidden agenda by rejecting the extremist on Saturday.
Stop Political correctness and face reality.
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|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by Lilimax(f): 1:50pm On Feb 13, 2019|
Hoping that one that told his followers in Zamfara state using Hausa language that they should eat very well before coming
out to vote so as to have strength to 'fight well'? meant the peace deal with all his heart??
|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by Omeokachie: 1:50pm On Feb 13, 2019|
You claim to support peace, but defend Elrufai who threatened International observers with death!
|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by Jh0wsef(m): 1:50pm On Feb 13, 2019|
|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by farem: 1:51pm On Feb 13, 2019|
|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by Oceannaagent: 1:51pm On Feb 13, 2019|
Noted, hoping all parties will adhere to the principles of the peace accord
|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by 46O1CE: 1:51pm On Feb 13, 2019|
bedspread:You need that prayer more !
I will say it again . You are shameless and pathetic!
You wailers have no conscience and you peddle lies with no remorse .
You can’t even respect the dead .
You had to use them to score cheap political point by leing.
You need to have your brain checked !
Channels tv reported it
Premium times did
This day live did
The nation did
And many others ... but you still came online to peddle lies .
You are shameless .
You are so shameless .
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|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by helinues: 1:51pm On Feb 13, 2019|
God bless Nigeria
|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by blowjob: 1:52pm On Feb 13, 2019|
|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by Abbeyme: 1:52pm On Feb 13, 2019|
Nice speech if you ask me
|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by madridsta007(m): 1:52pm On Feb 13, 2019|
Never reinforce failure. Incompetence should make any sane man spit.
|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by techking: 1:52pm On Feb 13, 2019|
|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by seanfer(m): 1:52pm On Feb 13, 2019|
OBJ and all The Inec Chairmen Under him were from the South..... Abel Guobadia from Edo(SS) And Maurice Iwu(SE)
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|Re: What Buhari Told Atiku, Others At Signing Of Second Peace Accord by enemyofprogress: 1:52pm On Feb 13, 2019|
Atiku is radiating confidence while buhari lacks it
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