Polls: Clinton to meet Buhari, Atiku on Wednesday

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Former American president, Mr. Bill Clinton is billed to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday as part of local and international efforts to ensure a peaceful conduct on Saturday’s presidential election.

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Buhari is seeking re-election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) while Atiku, his main challenger is the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).

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Clinton will be accompanied to the meetings with two gladiators by Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Baroness Patricia Scotland.

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This was contained in a statement signed by the Head of the Secretariat of the National Peace Committee (The Kukah Centre), Fr. Atta Barkindo.

He 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.

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

“Both President Clinton and Baroness Scotland will deliver goodwill messages at the signing ceremony of the National Peace Accord which will hold at the International Conference Centre, Abuja on February 13. President Clinton will also hold meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar.

“This signing is aimed towards committing stakeholders to accepting the outcome of the vote, as long as it is announced by INEC, the body empowered by law and is adjudged to be free, fair and credible.”

 

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