Unic Press UK: The Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar shunned Tuesday’s Peace Accord organized by the National Peace Committee – a non-political group convened by a former Head of State, retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar.
Following media enquiries as to the absence of HE @atiku from the signing of the Peace Pact, I wish to state that the PDP presidential candidate did not receive invitation to the event.
— Paul Ibe (@omonlakiki) December 11, 2018
Given that the tweet above was re-tweeted by @SpokesManAtiku, it seems that Atiku did not receive an invitation to attend the event. However, in a press statement inked Tuesday, the PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said:
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed its commitment to a peaceful election in 2019. The party however regrets that it was not represented at the signing of the peace accord in Abuja on Tuesday due to communication lapse between the National Peace Committee and the party’s national secretariat. . . Our presidential candidate is known worldwide as a global ambassador of peace. . . The PDP will therefore visit the office of the National Peace Committee, look into the peace document and fulfil all necessary obligations.”
According to a survey carried out by Unic Press UK agents on the ground in Nigeria, the forthcoming Nigeria Presidential Election, which would hold on Saturday, 16 February 2019, from 08:00 hrs (Lagos time), is a two-horse race between the incumbent Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari and the PDP’s Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar.