Buhari and Jonathan hug, shake hands, sign non-violence accord ahead of elections [Video]

The presidential candidates of all the political parties in Nigeria have signed an accord to prevent electoral violence before, during and after the February 14 elections.

The signing ceremony took place in Abuja on Wednesday in a sensitisation workshop on non-violence elections.

It had in attendance President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Professor Oluremi Sonaiya of the KOWA Party amongst others.

The accord also stipulates that the institutions engaged in the conduct of the February elections must be seen to be impartial throughout the conduct of the elections.

In his speech at the opening of the workshop, President Jonathan identified what he called ‘threats and provocative statements’ by the leaders of political parties, as some of the reasons the followers take to violence during and after elections and warned that Nigerians should shun politics of bitterness.

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