2023 election: Buhari to witness final peace accord ceremony on February 18

Barely 35 days to the general election, it emerged on Friday that the final peace accord will be signed by presidential candidates on February 18, one week to the election.

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to attend the ceremony.

The first peace accord was signed in September last year.

The peace accord is being coordinated by the General Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee.

Presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi were present at the first peace accord last year, while All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu – who was then outside the country – was represented by his running mate, Kashim Shettima.

Tinubu was, however, in attendance at the second edition which took place at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on Friday, while Obi and Atiku were absent.

Shettima and National Chairman of the APC Abdullahi Adamu accompanied Tinubu, while PDP vice presidential candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa and the Director-General of the campaign and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal represented the party.

All the candidates are expected to be in attendance at the last of the peace signing on February 18.

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