At Last, Atiku Signs Peace Accord

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has signed the peace accord for 2019 presidential candidates in Abuja Wednesday morning after missing the event on Tuesday.

The former Vice President to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo endorsed the dotted lines of the pact drafted by the National Peace Committee during a ceremony at the Kukah Centre, Abuja.

Atiku was absent when the committee gathered some candidates to sign the pact Tuesday afternoon in Abuja, including President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku was at the receiving edge for missing the event as tongues started wagging even when he disclosed that he was not invited. But Father Matthew Kukah immediately punctured that insisting that the Presidential hopeful was invited.

The candidate and his party both blamed a communications mishap for their failure to turn up, despite receiving invitation from the National Peace Committee, headed by Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former Nigerian military ruler.

Atiku arrived for the signing on Wednesday afternoon, accompanied by Uche Secondus, the PDP chairman and other party topshots.

He endorsed the accord at 12:08 p.m., before Abdulsalami Abubakar and some European Union delegates.

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