- The presidency is yet to release details of a meeting Buhari had with Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state
- The president promises to give Nigeria free and fair elections, no matter which way the results swing in 2019
- The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, says the federal government cannot stop people from selling their votes during election periods
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has paid President Muhammadu Buhari a visit at the presidential villa in Abuja.
Though details of the meeting which took place on Friday, November 24, have not been disclosed, analysts suggests that the visit may be the governor’s way of showing appreciation to the president for the smooth conduct of the just concluded Anambra gubernatorial election.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, November 21, promised to give Nigeria free and fair elections, no matter which way the results swing in 2019.
Buhari made the promise in his reaction to the Saturday, November 18 governorship election in Anambra state which was won by the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano.
In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, the president commended the people of Anambra state, the governorship candidates, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), election observers as well as security agencies and other stakeholders, on the peaceful conduct of the November 18 election in the state.
In a related report, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the federal government cannot stop people from selling their votes during election periods.
The minister made the statement when praising the successful conclusion of the Anambra state governorship election, Vanguard reports.
He said the outcome of the election showed that the Buhari administration had provided a level playing ground for all.
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