Peace Accord: Bill Clinton Cancels Trip To Nigeria

Nellie Chapman
February 13, 2019

Also in attendance is the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland; former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd); Bishop Mathew Kukah, as well as other members of the National Peace Committee (NPC).

The director, Media & Publicity of the Campaign Organisation, Kola Ologbondiyan, who displayed proof of payment to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) for use of the venue, earlier billed for yesterday, described what he called "Buhari's assault on Atiku campaign", as the last kicks of a dying horse.

"President Clinton would also hold meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar".

But a statement by Clinton's spokesman Angel Ureña regretted the former President's visit might be politicised in a way that is not in line with the goals of the committee. Therefore, he will not be traveling to Abuja.

The public pelting and jeering at Muhammadu Buhari and his APC during his election campaign rally in Abeokuta, Ogun state, is a direct response by Nigerians to his 4 years misrule as depicted in the expansion of poverty, corruption, divisiveness anf bloodletting in our nation, the statement read.

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Clinton, according to the statement, would continue to support the NPC 's work toward peaceful and fair elections in Nigeria.

In recent weeks, tensions have risen between Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) and Abubakar's People's Democratic Party (PDP).

"He looks forward to talking to both candidates and General Abubakar this week".

Speaking further on the arrangement, Barkindo said "The National Peace Committee, mindful of the importance of peaceful elections and non-violent transfer of power has engaged various stakeholders in preparation for the 2019 General Elections".

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