The chairman of the National Peace Committee, Abdulsalami Abubakar, along with the members of the committee, on Thursday, visited Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at his residence.
Those who also attended the meeting include; Matthew Kukah, bishop of Sokoto Catholic diocese, and John Onaiyekan, Catholic archbishop of Abuja, Peter Obi, Atiku’s running mate; Senate President Bukola Saraki; Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives; and Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman.
Abdulsalami, after the meeting, told journalists that his committee decided to address the grievances following the just-concluded presidential election as its mission is to always ensure that there is peace in the country.
He said: “Currently now, tensions are high and we need to see how we can douse the situation. We have come to listen to the grievances from the PDP,” he said.
“We will continue shuttling to see how we can make sure that the peace is maintained.”
Speaking on if the committee would meet with stakeholders of the ruling party, he said, “Naturally, when you are dealing of course you need to contact all the stakeholders.”
INEC declared President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election
Buhari polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, who scored 11,262,978 votes and 73 other candidates.
Atiku, on Wednesday, rejected the result, saying that he will be challenging it in court.