Mr. Bill Clinton has been invited to attend the signing of a peace accord between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), respectively.
The National Peace Committee (NPC) announced its invitation to the former US president in a statement on Sunday released by the head, NPC secretariat (Kukah Centre), Atta Barkindo.
Barkindo explained that the event would take place on Wednesday at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja, adding that Baroness Patricia Scotland, secretary-general of the Commonwealth, is also billed to attend the event.
He said aside giving a goodwill message during the accord signing, that Clinton would also hold meetings with Buhari and Atiku.
“As we move into Nigeria’s national elections, the threat of unrest has to be taken seriously,” Barkindo said in the statement.
“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,” the statement read.
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