Again, Jonathan, Buhari Sign Non-Violence Pact

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Jonathan congratulating Buhari after his victory
Jonathan and Buhari promised to embrace peace
Jonathan and Buhari promised to embrace peace

By Nuel Suji, Abuja.

The two leading presidential contenders in the Saturday elections, Peoples Democratic Party’s, Goodluck Jonathan and All Progressive Congress’s Muhammadu Buhari, again signed another peace accord pledging non-violence elections.

It is the second time Jonathan and Buhari are undertaking to pursue peace in the pre and post general elections.

The two had earlier in January, promised to avoid any action that could incite violence, before, during and after the elections.

Supporters of the two main political parties have continued to foment crisis in different part of the country despite the early peace accord.

The latest peace accord, organized by the National Peace Committee and led and supervised by a former Nigeria’s military head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on Thursday.

Both presidential candidates were accompanied by National chairmen of each party, Adamu Muazu and John Oyegun for PDP and APC respectively.

A first undertaking, Abuja Peace Accord was signed by the duo on January 14 at an event attended by former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Anan, and former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Emeka Anyaoku.