Bill Clinton to witness the signing of peace accord between Buhari and Atiku

Bill Clinton to witness the signing of peace accord between Buhari and Atiku

The National Peace Committee (NPC) on Sunday said that president Bill Clinton, the former US president, will attend the signing of a peace accord between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The former US president who is billed to give a goodwill message at the accord signing, would equally hold meetings with Buhari and Atiku.

Also expected at the event is Baroness Patricia Scotland, secretary-general of the Commonwealth.

The event according to a statement by Atta Barkindo, head, NPC secretariat (Kukah Centre), would take place on Wednesday at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja.

The statement read, “As we move into Nigeria’s national elections, the threat of unrest has to be taken seriously.”

“The National Peace Committee, mindful of the importance of peaceful elections and non-violent transfer of power, has engaged various stakeholders in preparation for the 2019 general elections.

“To this end, it is pleased to announce that it has invited Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States of America; and Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, to visit Nigeria from 12 to 13 February, 2019, ahead of the Nigerian presidential elections.

“Both ex-President Clinton and Baroness Scotland will deliver goodwill messages at the signing ceremony of the National Peace Accord, which will hold at Abuja International Conference Centre on February 13.”

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