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I Will Only Accept The Elections Result If its Free and Fair – Buhari



Forty eight hours to the presidential election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his position on the conduct of the election.
Buhari, who spoke to journalists after signing the renewed Peace Accord in Abuja, said he would only accept the outcome of the result if free and fair.
Asked if he would accept the outcome of the election result, whichever way it goes he stated that the caveat to accepting the outcome is: “if it is free and fair.”
The two leading contenders the Peoples Democratic Party, Presidential (PDP) candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan and Buhari had the renewal document signed at the Sheraton Hotels in Abuja before the former Military Head of State and Chairman of the National Peace Committee, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubarkar.
The original Peace Accord was entered into by the political parties on January 14.
Others, who were present at the closed door meeting, were: Arch Bishop Cardinal John Onayeikan, the Sultan of Sokoto, Saa’ad Abubarkar, Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Kukah, the APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, his PDP counterpart, Adamu Mu’azu and Yunusa Tanko, Chairman, Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC).
Speaking after the meeting, Abubarkar stated that the meeting was brokered to renew the peace accord deal signed by the two leading contenders and seven other presidential candidates in January.
The former military head of state expressed delight that both parties – PDP and APC – have shown great commitment on the call for peace to among their supporters in the Saturday’s elections.
On their part the presidential candidates, Jonathan and Buhari called on their supporters to refrain from violence or any acts that may in anyway jeopardise the collective vision of a free and fair elections.
The two candidates also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies to stick‎ strictly to their constitutional roles.

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