BEVERLY HILL, October 14, (THEWILL) – Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, on Saturday held separate meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Welby was a keynote speaker at a conference themed ‘Religious Harmony in Nigeria: Towards the 2019 General Election’.
In his keynote address, the Archbishop stressed that it was the responsibility of religious leaders to speak up and condemn all forms of violent activities during political campaign or elections.
He said Nigeria must take up its leadership role in Africa by way of conducting free, fair and credible election in 2019 and beyond.
President Buhari, presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), also spoke at the conference which was attended by religious and traditional leaders.
Uche Secondus, National Chairman of the PDP, Gbenga Daniel, Director-General of Atiku’s campaign, and Paul Arkwright, British High Commissioner, were present when Welby met with Atiku.
Subsequently, Welby visited the presidential villa for a dinner with the president.