Former American President, Bill Clinton, will deliver a keynote address and witness the signing of a National Peace Accord, three days to the Presidential and National Assembly elections
According to a notice from the General Abdulsalaam Abubakar led National Peace Committee, this will boost efforts to ensure free, fair and transparent elections..
The former US president, it was gathered, is also scheduled to meet with Presiden tMuhammadu Buhari and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
In a statement, the Head of the Committee’s Secretariat, Rev. Fr. Atta 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.
“To this end, it is pleased to announce that it has invited Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States of America and Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, to visit Nigeria from 12 to 13 February 2019, ahead of the Nigerian presidential elections.
“Both President Clinton and Baroness Scotland will deliver goodwill messages at the signing ceremony of the “National Peace Accord”, which will hold at Abuja International Conference Centre on 13 February.
“President Clinton would also hold meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar.
“As we move into Nigeria’s national elections, the threat of unrest has to be taken seriously.
“Both Guests of Honour enjoy enormous respect in Nigeria and beyond and we look forward to his counsel and advice to help Nigeria navigate through what will hopefully be a peaceful and fair electoral cycle”.