The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria has applauded President Jonathan and General Buhari for their signing of a non-violence pledge, the “Abuja Accord,” by which they have publicly committed to refraining from advocating, fomenting, or condoning electoral violence.
All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, and President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday signed a non-violence accord ahead of the February 14 presidential election.
“We encourage all candidates and political leaders across Nigeria to make similar pledges.
“We remain committed to working with Nigeria to strengthen its democratic institutions in the years to come. As part of that effort, we continue to support the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in its crucial task of achieving transparent, credible, inclusive and non-violent elections in February.”