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Photos: Atiku, Ezekwesili finally sign the peace accord

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The presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Atiku Abubakar and Obiageli Ezekwesili have signed the peace accord ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The candidates in separate visits today signed the Peace Accord at the office of the National Peace Committee (NPC) in Abuja. Atiku, while signing the peace accord said that he is committed to free, fair and credible election.

He also commended President Buhari for signing the peace deal but urged him to sign the electoral act amendment bill into law to demonstrate his willingness to ensure free and fair elections.

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Ezekwesili while signing the agreement also called on President Buhari to sign the electoral act amendment bill saying that is the only way to assure Nigerians that he is ready for free and fair elections in 2019.

President Buhari and other presidential candidates had earlier on Tuesday signed the peace. However, the presidential candidate of the PDP and ACPN were absent at the signing ceremony.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, explaining why the party was not represented said it was due to communication lapse between the NPC and its national secretariat.

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