Buhari, Jonathan meet, sign another peace accord

President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari in a warm embrace at the 2015 Elections Sensitization Workshop on Non-Violence in Abuja today, organized by the Office of the National Security Adviser and SA to Mr. President on inter-party affairs.

The two leading candidates in Saturday’s presidential election have signed another peace accord in Abuja.

The accord, initiated by the National Peace Committee, was signed Thursday by President Goodluck Jonathan, the candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and his main challenger, Muhammadu Buhari of the opposition All Progressives Congress.

The agreement, just like the one they signed on January 14, contained an undertaking by the parties to avoid actions that could promote violence during and after the polls.

The National Peace Committee is led by a former Military Head of State, Abdusalami Abubakar, under whose supervision Thurday’s pact was signed.

The agreement signing ceremony held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel and the presidential candidates were accompanied to the venue by the national chairmen of their parties: Adamu Muazu [PDP] and John Oyegun [APC].

The two leading candidates had on January 14, at another event attended by former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Anan, and former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Emeka Anyaoku, openly spoke against violence and committed to a peaceful poll.

Other political parties that signed the January 14 non-violence pact included the Action Alliance, AA, Alliance for Democracy, AD, United Democratic Party, UDP, United Progressive Party, UPP, African Democratic Congress, ADC, and Hope Democratic Party, HDP.

That event was a rare meeting between Mr. Jonathan and Mr. Buhari since public campaign for the crucial elections began with a flurry of attacks between the two sides.

The two men shook hands and embraced after delivering remarks renouncing violence.

The APC and the PDP have however repeatedly accused each other of violating that agreement.


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  • Frank Bassey

    Stopping APC from executing violence is like starving a demon of blood

    • Hassan

      Who tell u?

    • Lai Lie Mohd

      Truer words I haven’t heard in a long long time!

  • Hassan

    With or without any sign of peace accord, the election will be violent free in favour of

    GMB, GEJ u’re on your own bcos u do not deserve the general population vote. Safe landing come 28th March, 2015

  • Northerner

    Nothing can stop PDP from killing! It’s their nature. God save nigeria

    • Hassan

      Amen my good brother

    • kamal Kamoru

      My brother be truthful for a change. This change you guys sing about starts from you and I. PDP can be accused of so many things, but when it comes to violence in the magnitude of KILLING INNOCENT YOUTH CORPERS AND BURNING PLACES OF WORSHIP, WE ALL KNOW WHOSE ‘NATURE’ THAT IS.
      A-fee-C! Changeee!
      Change yourselves before you change Nijeriya!

  • the truth

    APC and violence is like Siamese twins. A party that was founded and funded by violent extremists can’t change now. If election does not go its way we should all prepare for smelling mouth lie lie mohammed call for paralel government. We should all be ready to counter their every move

    • Arrest warrant

      That’s wat happen wen the truth is spoken..APC CHANGE ,APC UNSTOPPABLE…THE truth is this ur fathers name o hw come u hv it..

  • Tosan Toju

    Whether you like it or not the APC stands for violence…its in their blood already. GEJ ride on till 2019 sir

  • Jones

    Please vote wisely. Vote “All Peoples Choice” on Saturday. Do away with division, insincerity in government, corruption, bad international reputation, austerity, oil theft, bribery, unemployment, and ethnic division. Use your PVC and like Christ follow your democracy of mission and vision for yourself, children and generations. Our hard earned democracy was not made through bribing traditional rulers or ethnic militias. Declare your freedom and independence. God bless you.

  • Jones

    Time has come for Nigeria to reward the Public Disaster Party by voting them out of federal power. They have neglected the unemployed, the poor, the non militants, and the sick for 16 years. We have 1 day to neglect them on Saturday with our votes. Stop the Propaganda Distribution Party by rejecting saTAN and all its empty promises. The devils mission is to Pamper, Destroy and Pull down your future. They Promise, Deny, and Pollute the country with incompetence in administration.

    • Arrest warrant

      PDP under GEJ gave contract in billions of naira to :
      JONA JANG..
      All this dangerous groups are militants and killers..still GEJ didn’t answer who is sponsoring boko haram..after all the evidence on ground and at hand concerning the relationship between GEJ/modu sherrif and bk group…GEJ you are fooling yourself for fighting boko haram in six weeks and you are exposing ursef more on the sponsorship allegations…

  • samuel

    I hope GMB becomes an honourable man come march 28 after he loses. I hope his illiterate supporters will abide to the peace accord that there Oga has signed. Sai GEJ vote for transformation

  • halima

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  • citizenka

    Are these peace actually useful?

  • Otile

    Imam and Jona can sign peace accord everyday but that wouldn’t prevent APC minions from going berserk when they find out that their leader has lost. It doesn’t matter how many times you straighten the tail of a dog it still comes out crooked.

  • Mike

    My WISH, PAYERS & prediction for Nigeria after Saturday elections

    SS = President Goodluck Jonathan
    SE = President Chukwuma Soludo
    NW = President Mohammed/Mohammadu Buhari
    NE = President Ndume
    NC = President Jonah Jang
    SW = President Bola Tinubu

    Dear God, may it be so forever and ever. AMEN!

  • SAM .A

    Time to kick out this P a Di P a d i ( PDP ) government . Thanks to Fela. Government who has reign with IMPUNITY and SETTLEMENT.
    Here is a few list.
    1)Mohamed Tukur , son of Bamangar Tukur Ex Chairman of PDP). Both settled with Oil subsidy , where are they
    2)Mumman Ali, son of Ahmodu Ali must go.Ex Chairman of PDP) today with 100s them in oil subsidy scam.
    3)Dan Etete an Ex convict in Europe was settled with $1.1 B of Malabu 245 oil well deal.
    4) Alamesigha the ex gov ,who dressed like a woman was settled with pardon after 2 years in Jail.
    5) OPC & Mossab have been settled with 9billion contract of pipeline protection.
    6 ) Orisajofor CAN had been settled with 7billion .
    7) Few Obas in SW and interest groups have been settled with $s
    Only the real patriotic citizens have not been settled.
    Let us have permanent peace by kicking out this government of impunity , disorderliness , by using our PVC to send them out on Saturday . For the past 6 years Nigeria have no peace.
    Time for Peace & Progress.

    • Mis_Representing FELA

      Animal Talk don start again
      Dash them human Rights

      No be outside Buhari dey
      Na craze man be dat
      Animal in craze-man skin-i
      Na craze man be dat- oh
      Animal in craze-man skin
      Na craze world be dat

      War against indiscipline, ee-oh
      Na Nigerian government, ee-oh [Buhari & Idiagbon]
      Dem dey talk ee-oh
      “My people are ‘useless’, My people are ‘senseless’, My people are indiscipline”
      Na Nigerian government, ee-oh
      Dem dey talk be dat

      How Animal (Buhari) go know say dem no born me as slave?
      How Animal go know say, slave trade don pass?

      So, my Dear, dont misrepresent Fela. Some of us are citizens of Kalakuta Republic and we know what Fela sang, ate & danced. Oloshi!

  • grace folarin

    Peace is all we ask for. this election is not the blood of any Nigerian. PGEJ i know will keep to his words, but would GMB? Nigerians vote wisely. Vote GEJ 2015. #GEJ4NAIJA

  • Bright A

    To be realistic, Nigerian President always go for 1st and 2nd term, but why this sudden so-called change? even Obasanjo who went for 1st, 2nd and even preparing for 3rd term is now accusing another person. lets give unto ceaser what belongs to ceaser.

  • Bo Biz

    Why all these signing of this accord and that accord as if the geopolitical divides are in a kind of arm conflicts and on the verge of declaring war against each other.Are we Nigerians not ashamed of ourselves that we’ve sunk so low that our elections are generating external and internal jittery and apprehensions.

    The 2015 presidential elections is not about Gen Buhari or Jonathan.,neither is it about APC nor PDP.It is more than these personalities and their parties.It’s about Nigeria!, Nigeria !!,Nigeria!!! It’s about salvaging Nigeria from the oppressive ruling cabal that have looted,plundered and robbed the masses blind with impunity.These corrupt politicians cut across all the tribes,religions,parties,and genders.
    When they gather in their evil chambers they don’t discriminate on tribal, religious or gender.They are all united in oneness against the suffering masses,and they pride themselves in their skill of using religion,tribal and primordial sentiments in blindfolding and hoodwinking Nigerians.
    2015 elections is about patriotic Nigerian voters and the band*ts in power. They’ve humiliated and dehumanized us enough.It’s payback time now! Let’s use our votes wisely from the presidency to national assembly,and from governorship to state assembly.Lets vote for individuals with proven integrity,and track record irrespective of religion or tribal differences.
    Voting only for the right individuals will teach the present power mongers a lesson none of them will ever forget for years to come.Voting RIGHT will also teach the victors that the Nigerian masses have woken up from slumber to take control of their democratic rights,and will not hesitate to vote them out come 2019.
    Jonathan has tried,but his best is nothing to write home about.Lets vote for Gen Buhari,to rescue Nigeria and salvage the nation from the brink of total collapse.The General is the very best of all the contenders,lets go for the very best.
    Please my Abia people remember to vote for Alex Oti of APGA for governorship.
    Vote for Gen Buhari,Vote for Nigeria!