President Jonathan and Buhari sign another peace accord ahead of presidential election

The top contenders in the forthcoming March 28 Presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have signed another peace accord in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

In what has been called a peace meeting, the two candidates met and signed another agreement, following the peace pact they both signed alongside other presidential candidates in January.

The meeting was brokered by the National Peace Committee for the 2015 General Elections, led by retired Gen. Abdusalami Abdusalami, and is aimed at extracting commitment from the leading candidates that the forthcoming elections would be violence-free.

They were accompanied to the meeting by the national chairmen of their parties.

The presidential candidates of all the political parties in Nigeria had signed a peace accord to prevent electoral violence before, during and after the February 14 elections, later shifted to March 28.

The previous peace meeting had in attendance President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP, General Muhammadu Buhari of the APC and Professor Oluremi Sonaiya of the KOWA Party, amongst others.

A former Secretary General of the United Nations, Dr. Kofi Annan, was also at the January 14 event.

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