President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to all the Presidential candidates in the February 16 election to commit to the ideals of the peace accord for a rancour free contest.
President Buhari made the appeal when he and other Presidential candidates including the former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar signed a second peace pact.
In his remarks at the signing ceremony, President Buhari said that the most important thing about the exercise was for the candidates to accept the final outcome even as he said that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had already assured that they had done everything possible to ensure free and fair elections.
He said even though there was apprehension in the air regarding the general elections, all contestants must understand that it signified that the country was growing politically.
But Atiku Abubakar also told the President to make use of his good office to ensure that every eligible person that cast vote in the forthcoming elections was confident in the process and in the belief that their vote will count.