President Muhammadu Buhari has called on all presidential candidates to accept whatever may be the outcome of the polls.
Buhari made this call on Wednesday at the 2nd signing ceremony of the 2019 National Peace Accord by the Presidential candidates held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
Speaking at the event, Buhari also called on INEC and all Security Agencies to ensure strict adherence to their constitutional roles.
He said; “You may recall that on the 11th of December, 2018, all of us the Presidential Candidates along with our Party Chairmen signed the 2019 National Peace Accord. The substance of the Accord was our commitment to free, fair and credible elections in our dear country.
“In the Accord, we agreed to, among other things, run an issue-based campaign and pledged that our electoral campaigns will not involve any religious incitement, ethnic or tribal profiling, both by ourselves and all agents acting in our names.
“Now that the campaigns have come to an end, we meet today to renew our pledge for peaceful elections. We, therefore, call on all fellow citizens of our dear country, and our Party supporters, to refrain from violence or any acts that may in any way jeopardise our collective vision of a free, fair and credible election.
“In addition, we call on INEC and all Security Agencies to ensure strict adherence to their constitutional roles. We also pledge to respect the outcome of free, fair and credible elections.
“Today again, we renew our commitment to a united, democratic and prosperous Nigeria. We want to appeal to all Nigerians to stand together at this critical phase of our Nation’s history. Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria. God bless you all,” he added.