Friday, Jan 2021

Two other presidential candidates in the 2019 election have claimed they were not invited to the national peace accord meeting on Tuesday.

This is coming barely 24 hours after the peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said he did not receive any formal invitation to the national peace accord for 2019 elections.

Donald Duke of Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Omoyele Sowore of Action Alliance have also come out to say that they were not invited to the programme which held in Abuja.

Responding to enquiries on the matter, Duke said “we did not get any invitation” while Sowore also noted that he was “not invited”.

Apart from the duo, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) and Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) were also absent.

Just like Duke and Sowore, Atiku had also said he was not invited to the programme which had President Muhammadu Buhari in attendance.

However, the National Peace Committee, which organised the event, had said invitations were sent to all 73 presidential candidates contesting the 2019 elections.

Abdulsalami Abubakar, chairman of the committee, had said there was no reason to exempt any of the candidates and that “if there is a break down of communications somewhere, I don’t know”.

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