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Nigeria Elections 2015 ‘We’ll accept election results,’ Jonathan, Buhari say

Jonathan and Buhari reached the agreement while signing a new peace accord on Thursday, March 26.

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President Goodluck Jonathan and APC candidate, Muhammadu Buhari sign peace accord

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President Goodluck Jonathan and All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Muhammadu Buhari have said that they are ready to accept the results of the March 28 Presidential elections if they are free and fair.

Jonathan and Buhari reached the agreement while signing a new peace accord on Thursday, March 26.

The agreement the two candidates signed reads as follows:

“Joint statement issued by His Excellency, President Goodluck Jonathan and Major-General Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, March 26, 2015 ahead of the 2015 presidential elections.

“You may recall that on January 14, 2015, both of us, along with nine other party leaders signed what has now come to be known as the Abuja Accord. The substance of that accord was our commitment to free, fair and credible elections in our dear country.

“In the accord, we agreed to, among other things, run an issue-based campaign and pledged that our electoral campaigns will not involve any religious incitement, ethnic or tribal profiling, both by ourselves and all agents acting in our names.

“Now that the campaigns have come to an end, we meet today to renew our pledge for peaceful elections. We, therefore, call on all fellow citizens of our dear country, and our party supporters, to refrain from violence or any acts that may in any way jeopardise our collective vision of a free, fair and credible election.

“In addition, we call on INEC and all security agencies to ensure strict adherence to their constitutional roles. We also pledge to respect the outcome of free, fair and credible elections.

“Today, we again renew our commitment to a united, democratic and prosperous Nigeria. We want  all Nigerians to stand together at this critical phase of our nation’s history.”

The latest signing was orchestrated by former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar as the Chairman of the National Peace Committee.

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