The top contenders in the forthcoming March 28 Presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Genenral Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have signed another peace accord in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Channels reports.
In what has been called a peace meeting, the two candidates have met to sign 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 will 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 an accord to prevent electoral violence before, during and after the February 14 elections.
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.