Presidential candidates of the various political parties on Wednesday signed a second peace accord ahead of Saturday, February 25 presidential election.
The peace accord is designed to get the commitment of the contestants to ensure that neither they nor their supporters would cause or engage in election violence.
Speaking at the event in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari reiterated his commitment to allowing the rule of law to take its course all through the election period.
Most of the presidential candidates turned up for the event. Some of the presidential candidates present at the signing include Bola Tinubu (APC); Peter Obi (LP), Atiku Abubakar (PDP), Rabiu Kwankwaso (NNPP), and Dan Nwanyanwu (ZLP).
Former President Goodluck Jonathan urged the candidates to accept and abide by the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.
“And if issues should arise,” he told the candidates to “deploy constitutional means and appeal to the courts rather than other unconstitutional means”.
Jonathan, who was represented by Matthew Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to ensure that the election was credible.
In a tweet he shared at the end of the event, Labour Party’s Peter Obi said, “I just signed the 2nd Peace Accord at the ICC along with the LP National Chairman Barr Julius Abure. Other candidates signed too. Let peace reign.”