Presidential Election: Bill Clinton To Witness Signing Of Final Peace Accord

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Bill Clinton signs copies of his new book co-writed with James Patterson "The President Is Missing" at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue on June 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, February 11, (THEWILL) – The 42nd President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton; and Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Baroness Patricia Scotland, have been named as dignitaries for the goodwill messages at the signing of the National Peace Accord (NPA).

A statement by the Head of Secretariat of National Peace Committee (NPC), Fr. Atta Barkindo, said the signing of the accord aims at committing stakeholders to accepting the outcome of the elections, as long as it is announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The event has been scheduled for the International Conference Centre in Abuja on Wednesday, February 13 and the promoters of the NPA said the ex-US President would hold meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“As we move into Nigeria’s national elections, the threat of unrest has to be taken seriously”, NPC said.

“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.

“To this end, it is pleased to announce that it has invited Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States of America; and Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, to visit Nigeria from 12 to 13 February, 2019, ahead of the Nigerian presidential elections.

“Both ex-President Clinton and Baroness Scotland will deliver goodwill messages at the signing ceremony of the National Peace Accord, which will hold at Abuja International Conference Centre on February 13.”

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