Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has finally signed the peace accord for 2019 presidential candidates in Abuja.
The Presidential Candidate of the @OfficialPDPNig, @Atiku has signed the Peace Accord Document of the National Peace Committee ahead of the 2019 General Elections. The peace accord was signed today in company of the PDP Chairman, @UcheSecondus and others at the Kukah Center pic.twitter.com/GNXWvhc8eH
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) December 12, 2018
Mr Abubakar, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, endorsed the pact drafted by the National Peace Committee during a ceremony at the Kukah Centre, Abuja.
Naija News recalls that the former vice president was absent when the committee gathered some candidates to sign the pact Tuesday afternoon in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari was present at the Tuesday’s ceremony.
Mr Abubakar immediately came under public backlash for his failure to participate at the crucial event aimed at ensuring a peaceful general election in 2019.
But why did he lied in the first place that he wasn't invited?
— Hotmata (@Hotmata3) December 12, 2018
The candidate and his party both blamed a communication gap for their failure to turn up.
Mr Abubakar arrived for the signing on Wednesday afternoon, accompanied by Uche Secondus, the PDP chairman and other party top-shots.
He endorsed the accord at 12:08 p.m., before Abdulsalami Abubakar and some European Union delegates.
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