Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, in a statement yesterday, said Jonathan disclosed this during a closed-door meeting with the National Peace Committee for the 2015 General Elections led by former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar.
Abati quoted the president as saying his willingness to sign another peace accord with Buhari was to further emphasise his (Jonathan's) total commitment to a violence-free presidential poll on Saturday.
He said Jonathan urged political parties, their candidates and supporters to approach the elections with more patriotism and a greater willingness to place the larger interest of Nigeria above personal ambitions.
Abati also quoted the president as saying he would not tolerate any form of violence during or after the elections which could reverse the gains of the present democratic dispensation in Nigeria.
The presidential aide said Jonathan also told his visitors that the Federal Government had worked very hard over the years to promote strong democratic institutions that would sustain Nigeria's democracy.
“My cardinal principle has always been, and still remains that the ambition of any Nigerian is not worth the blood of any body. I'm not a violent person and I don’t tolerate violence in any form. I don’t believe that violence can be used to achieve anything meaningful in life. I'm giving my total commitment to peaceful elections in the country, not because I'm persuaded to do so, but because I believe in it", Abati quoted Jonathan as saying.
He said the president also called on religious and political leaders as well as community heads and other senior citizens in Nigeria to be vociferous in condemning incidences of electoral violence such as the stoning of opponents.
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