Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress and the presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, have arrived at the International Conference Center in Abuja for the second signing of the National Peace Accord.
A number of people were killed in a stampede at a rally in support of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, local officials from his party said.
The director, Media & Publicity of the Campaign Organisation, Kola Ologbondiyan, who displayed proof of payment to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) for use of the venue, earlier billed for yesterday, described what he called "Buhari's assault on Atiku campaign", as the last kicks of a dying horse.
"However, any further attack on our campaign will therefore attract very dire response from Nigerians who look up to Atiku Abubakar to salvage our dear nation from the social, economic and political despondency, which President Buhari has plunged her into".
Compared to 2015, global interest in Nigeria's election has been muted as the U.S. administration focuses on domestic issues and Britain wrestles with its impending exit from the EU.
Akinfasae also appealed to all Ekiti indigenes and residents to vote massively for all the candidates of the party in the forthcoming general elections.
"He is incredibly supportive and respectful of the committee's efforts, of the election process, and of the work being done to try to ensure a peaceful, free, fair, and transparent outcome".
The planned trip was facilitated by the Kofi Annan Foundation and the National Peace Committee.
Also present at the peace accord signing is Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and Abdulsalami Abubakar, the chairman of the National Peace Committee.