President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday joined other candidates to sign the second 2019 National Peace Accord in Abuja.
The Presidential election comes up on Saturday 16th of February, 2019.
Buhari and Atiku called for free, fair and non-violent elections.
While stressing that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies have given their words in readiness to conduct free and fair elections, he urged the youths not to allow themselves to be used for violence.
Noting that there is fear towards the election just like any other elections, he urged Nigerians to pray for Nigeria as it goes into the elections.
The President also said that the only real party is Nigeria and that elections are only important to the extent to which they make Nigeria strong.
Atiku again appealed to INEC and the security agencies to ensure free, fair elections.
He recalled the words of former President Goodluck Jonathan where he said that his ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian.
Atiku said that the Nigerian democracy should emerge stronger than the 2015 general elections that was adjudged the freest and fairest in the country.
The former Vice President specifically appealed to President Buhari for everyone who casts his or her vote to have confidence that the votes will count.
“We must abide by the will of the people,” he stated.