Nigeria: GEJ, Buhari Meet, Sign Peace Treaty Ahead Of Presidential Poll

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Reports have emerged that the two leading protagonist in the forthcoming presidential election have, today, 26th March, signed yet another peace accord at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.

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The peace treaty, which was introduced by the National Peace Committee, was signed on Thursday by President Goodluck Jonathan, the candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and his main challenger, Muhammadu Buhari of the opposition All Progressives Congress.

The treaty, just like the previously signed one on January 14, contained an undertaking by the parties to avoid actions that could promote violence during and after the polls.

Former Military Head of State, Abdusalami Abubakar, who is in charge of the National Peace Committee, supervised the proceedings as the two men shook hands and embraced after delivering remarks renouncing violence

Other political parties that signed the January 14 non-violence pact included the Action Alliance, AA, Alliance for Democracy, AD, United Democratic Party, UDP, United Progressive Party, UPP, African Democratic Congress, ADC, and Hope Democratic Party, HDP.



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