Deadly stampede in Buhari rally days before Nigeria elections

Deadly stampede in Buhari rally days before Nigeria elections

Speaking at the event, Atiku said the Nigerian democracy has matured over the years, with the support of the worldwide committee.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, February 12, expressed sadness over the tragic death of some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a stampede at the presidential campaign rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers.

The former US President will also be joined by Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth.

President Buhari, Atiku, and other presidential candidates had earlier signed the first part of the peace accord in December previous year.

"On the fight against corruption, all you need to do is look around Mr President and the picture you find will will show you if, in truth, President Muhammadu Buhari has fought corruption".

Compared to 2015, worldwide interest in Nigeria's election has been muted as the United States administration focuses on domestic issues and Britain wrestles with its impending exit from the EU.

President Bill Clinton will not be in Abuja on Wednesday for the second National Peace Accord signing ahead of the general elections.

"Considering some of the challenges faced, the Committee organized the 1st signing of the National Peace Accord on 11th December, 2018 to support peaceful campaigns and political rallies".

She called on all parties involved to ensure peaceful, free, fair, and credible election in Nigeria.

Clinton, according to the Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar led Peace Accord committee was expected to deliver a keynote address at the event slated for the International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja.

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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