President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday claimed that the manner of the Ekiti, Osun, and Anambra governorship elections were proofs that his government was committed to a free and fair election in Nigeria.
“Recent elections in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun are proof of my Administration’s irreversible commitment to credible and violence-free polls in Nigeria.
“This is also why I made sure I signed the new Electoral Act. We will always be committed to the tenets of the Rule of Law.”
“It has always been my personal desire and indeed the priority of my administration to bequeath to Nigeria an irreversible political process that continues to be both democratic and acceptable to the people. I am very pleased with what we have accomplished so far,” he noted.
The president said these via his Twitter handle barely 48 hours he had told the vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Kashim Shettima that he would respond to his (Shettima’s) speech when he was handing over to him and his boss, Bola Tinubu.
“I will respond to your speech when I am handing over to you and your boss. God willing, you are going to win,” Buhari was quoted in a statement released by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, on Wednesday.
Buhari, who received the VP candidate shortly after he was unveiled by the leadership of the party and Tinubu, the party’s presidential candidate, said he was very happy with the choice of the former governor of Borno State as Tinubu’s running mate.
“I wish you the best. Your consistency at the party is very respectful. You served your two terms as Governor and finished well. You have kept touch with your base. At every important occasion or event, you are maintaining support for the one who succeeded you. This is commendable,” he had said.
The President expressed strong optimism that the APC ticket would emerge victorious in 2023.
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