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2019: I didn’t attend signing of peace accord because I was not invited – Atiku



The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, didn’t receive any invitation to attend the signing of the peace accord held in Abuja on Tuesday.

This was disclosed by his spokesperson Paul Ibe through his Twitter handle @omonlakiki.

It was reported earlier in the day that Atiku will join other presidential candidates to sign the accord that will guarantee peaceful elections.

But the former vice president was absent when President Muhammadu Buhari, alongside other candidates signed the accord at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

Mr Ibe said “Following media enquiries as to the absence of HE @atiku from the signing of the Peace Pact, I wish to state that the PDP presidential candidate did not receive invitation to the event.”

The agreement was drafted by the National Peace Committee headed by former Head of State Abdulsalami Abubakar.

The committee usually brings together all the presidential candidates across different  political parties to sign an undertaken to ensure peaceful and rancor free campaigns before, during and after the 2019 general elections.

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