The former president of the United States of America, Bill Clinton is expected to be in Nigeria to witness the signing of peace accord between Atiku Abubakar of PDP and Muhammadu Buhari of APC.
In the light of unrests that erupt in previous years over the outcome of general elections in Nigeria, it has become imperative to put measures in place to deter such occurrence, hence the peace accord.
The Chairperson of the National Peace Committee, Atta Barkindo said that the event will hold on Wednesday at the International Conference Centre Abuja. The two leading candidates are expected to make a resolution to not incite or engage in any form of violence before, during and after the elections.
“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,” he said.
He further revealed that both Bill Clinton and the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Baroness Patricia Scotland will be in Nigeria from 12 to 13 February, 2019, ahead of the presidential elections.
Part of their mission will include delivering goodwill messages at the signing ceremony of the National Peace Accord.
Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state and a strong ally of President Buhari had last week threatened to send back foreigners in body bags if they interfered in the upcoming election.