Peace accord: Atiku urges PDP supporters, other Nigerians to shun violence
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has urged members of the party and other Nigerians to conduct themselves peaceably despite provocation as campaigns for the 2023 general election kick off.
Atiku said this in a statement he personally signed after the signing of the peace accord by presidential candidates at the International Conference Centre, Abuja on Thursday.
The PDP candidate said that the nation must be united in the belief that democracy is established on fidelity to fair and credible elections.
He added that as a democrat, he holds the belief and is committed to it.
Atiku said, “Today, at the signing of the National Peace Accord.
“It is a patriotic duty that we owe the country and a duty I am personally committed to.
“I also believe, personally, that our roles as democrats should be established on fidelity to fair and credible elections. We as a nation must be united in this belief.
“To this end, I urge the public and members of the PDP to conduct the campaigns peacefully and adhere to all extant laws on hate speech, despite any and every provocation.”
The Herald can report that the peace accord signing was facilitated by the General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd)-led National Peace Committee (NPC).