The presidential candidates of political parties for the 2023 general election signed the Peace Pact in Abuja.
Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, among others, were physically present for the signing of the now-customary peace pact.
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress was represented by his vice, Senator Kashim Shettima.
The Chairman of the National Peace Committee and former military head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar, appealed to the 18 political parties, their presidential candidates, and spokespersons to commit to issues-based campaigns, as fake news and misinformation are already creating a toxic environment that is capable of threatening the peaceful conduct of the 2023 general elections.
Some members of the National Peace Committee at the programme include Bishop Hassan Kukah, John Onayeikan, John Momoh, Aliko Dangote, as well as Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar. The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, amongst others.