2019: Abdulsalam speaks on Atiku’s absence at peace pact

Former Head of State and Chairman, National Peace Committee, retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said that all political parties and their presidential candidates were invited for the Tuesday signing of peace accord in Abuja.

Abubakar disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja at the International Conference Centre (ICC), the venue of the signing of the accord.

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      General Abdulsalam Abubakar

Asked if the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar was invited, Abubakar said that Atiku would answer the question by himself.

“But speaking for the National Peace Committee, everybody was invited. What reason do we have not to invite somebody?

“This accord was called for all political parties to sign to be of good behaviour during elections. Either there is a breakdown of communication somewhere I don’t know.’’

Abubakar, however, said that he was not worried that political party or a candidate was not there to sign the accord.

He said that any political parties and their candidates not at the occasion still had opportunity to sign it later.

“What surprises me is that when we had the first meeting with political parties to come out and agree on this agenda, the parties agreed and it was on that day the decision was taken to sign the accord today,’’ he added.

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