Members of the General Abdusalami Abubakar led National Peace Committee (NPC) has held talks with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Other members of the committee with the former Head of State at the meeting included the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Matthew Kukah, Archbishop of Abuja Diocese John Cardinal Onaiyekan and Rev. father Atta Barkindo of the NPC secretariat.
The meeting, which was held behind closed door, was convened following Alhaji Atiku’s decision to challenge president Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the tribunal.
Speaking shortly after the meeting, General Abubakar said the mission of committee was to douse the tension in the aftermath of the presidential election.
Also at the meeting were PDP leaders, including Alhaji Atiku’s running mate Peter Obi; senate president Bukola Saraki; PDP chairman Uche Secondus and house of representatives speaker, Yakubu Dogara.