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2023: Signing of Peace Accord with Jonathan contributed to peaceful elections in 2015 – Buhari




President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that the signing of the Peace Accord with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in the build-up to the 2015 elections contributed hugely to the peaceful outcome of the polls.

Receiving the National Peace Committee (NPC), led by Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former Head of State, at State House, Buhari called on all the signatories to next year’s election Peace Accord and their supporters to stand by its content and spirit.

This was disclosed in a statement by Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina.

Buhari said, “The timing of the First National Peace Accord is significant considering political party campaigns have already commenced in the country.

“I look forward to the second phase of the signing of the National Peace Accord coming up in January 2023.

“You may recall that President Goodluck Jonathan and I signed the first National Peace Accord before the 2015 elections.

“It’s my conviction that it contributed significantly to the peaceful outcome of the 2015 election.”