Ex American President, Bill Clinton Cancels Meeting With Buhari and Atiku

at 07:17 AM, 12/02/2019 (5 days ago)
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Bill Clinton, former US president, will no longer travel to Nigeria to attend the signing of a peace accord between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

According to the National Peace Committee (NPC) led by Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, Clinton was scheduled to be in Abuja on Wednesday to deliver an address and witness the second national peace accord signing ahead of the forthcoming elections.

But in a statement on Monday, Angel Ureña, Clinton’s spokesperson, said the former president’s visit to the country might be politicised in a way that is not in line with the goals of the committee, TheCable writes.

“President Clinton appreciates General Abdulsalami Abubakar and the Nigerian National Peace Committee’s invitation to travel to Nigeria,” the statement read.

“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.

“This is a crucial time in Nigeria, and President Clinton is hopeful that the election’s outcome reflects the will of the Nigerian people.

“Over the course of the last several days, and after various conversations with the different stakeholders, it’s become apparent that President Clinton’s visit to Nigeria has the potential to be politicized in a way that is not in line with the goals of the committee. Therefore, he will not be traveling to Abuja.

“He looks forward to talking to both candidates and General Abubakar this week.”


Clinton announced his decision hours after Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the Buhari campaign, accused the US of interfering in the elections, and ‘double standards’.

Published at: 07:17 AM, 12/02/2019 (5 days ago)
Author: kacy lee
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Wazubia at 08:59 AM, 12/02/2019 (5 days ago)
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GOOD 1,  NAIJA IS REALLY GARBAGE PLACE.
NONE OF THE CANDIDATES IS GOOD TO PRESIDE NIGERIA.
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Markeve at 11:04 AM, 12/02/2019 (4 days ago)
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Is better u don't go sir bcos that Shit hole zoo is not a safe country and they might even kidnapp u.
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dopygenius at 11:51 AM, 12/02/2019 (4 days ago)
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Pls don't come oo, they will bomb u, or kidnap u, or even poison u
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willyking at 09:49 PM, 12/02/2019 (4 days ago)
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His good U don't come, what will U be doing with this two none sense people..
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