US Speaks as Atiku, Buhari Sign Peace Accord

US Speaks as Atiku, Buhari Sign Peace Accord


The United States has advised that there must be a level-playing ground in next year’s poll, after Nigeria’s presidential candidates signed the 2019 Presidential Election Peace Accord.

This was contained in a statement by the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, Public Affairs Section.

The statement reads: “The United States warmly congratulates the presidential candidates and parties who have signed the Peace Accord for the 2019 Presidential elections.

“We also congratulate all those advocates for peace and democracy who have worked together to achieve this important result. Your peace accord is a great step towards the goal shared by all Nigerians of national elections that are free, fair, transparent, credible, and peaceful.

“Achieving your goal is critical to the credibility and effectiveness of the next government, and it is essential to advance Nigeria’s unity, prosperity, justice, and security.”

The US added that it anticipated that all parties and leaders would honour the terms of the new accord just as faithfully as the 2015 pact, as it looks forward to a positive effect on the 2019 election.

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