Former US President, Bill Clinton has called President Buhari by telephone and expressed regrets over his inability to join and witness the signing of peace accord ahead of the general elections.
A statement by the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said President Buhari assured Clinton of credible elections in Nigeria.
Former President Clinton had earlier announced that he will be in Abuja to witness the signing of the peace accord organised by the National Peace Committee led by retired General Abdusalami Abubakar but later withdrew saying his visit might be politicised.
In the statement; Adesina explained that; “President Muhammadu Buhari has appreciated former President of the United States, Bill Clinton for his continuous support for Nigeria and the growth of her democracy”.
“The President, who took a telephone call from President Clinton Wednesday night, described him as a friend of the country, while commending his constant support for the peace, stability and progress of Nigeria under a democratic dispensation.
“President Buhari also assured him of his commitment to free, fair and credible elections in the weeks ahead.
“President Clinton, who regretted his inability to visit the country to witness the signing of the final peace accord before the general election, wished Nigeria well as her citizens go to the poll.”
Recall that President Buhari of the APC and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP joined other presidential candidates in signing the peace accord at the International Conference Centre. Abuja.