President Goodluck Jonathan and former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari have pledged to place national interest above any other interest in order to ensure violent free elections next month.
The President, seeking reelection under the umbrella of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party –PDP, and All Progressives Congress –APC, candidate Gen. Buhari were joined by ten other individuals seeking the number office in Nigeria in appending their signatures on an accord document after pledging to avoid words that could incite violence before, during and after the elections.
The Abuja accord was initiated by Inter Party Advisory Council in collaboration with some international development partners, which also oragnised a one-day election sensitization workshop for all the presidential candidates in Abuja on Wednesday.
According to the accord, all candidates are required to promote the unity and corporate existence of the country and be determined to avoid behaviour that would endanger the political stability and national security of the Nigeria.
Other presidential candidates at the accord were Mr. Rafiu Salau of Alliance for Democracy, Alhaji Gani Galadima of Congress Party of Nigeria, Mr. Tunde Anifowose-Kelani of Action Alliance, Chief Ralph Nwosu of African Democratic Congress, Chief Chekwas Okorie of Unity Progressive Party, Chief Sam Eke of Citizens Popular Party, Prof. Oluremi Sonaiya of Kowa Party.