- Femi Adesina, special adviser on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, says the 2019 presidential election will not be rigged by his principal
- Adesina says President Buhari will rather prefer to lose fare and square than rig the presidential election
- The presidential spokesman says a lot of Nigerians have faith in what President Buhari is doing
The special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, has said his principal would rather lose the 2019 presidential election than rig it.
Speaking during a programme on Arise TV on Tuesday, November 20, Adesina said the 2019 presidential election would be free and fair, The Cable reports.
Legit.ng notes that the presidential spokesman said: “I’m surprised that this president has been with you for three and half years and yet you do not seem to know him.
“If anybody would rig election or anything, it will not be President Muhammadu Buhari. He would rather even prefer to lose fair and square.
“He has even said it before that if the only thing he would leave as a legacy for Nigeria is free and fair election, he would do it. Forget that the election would be rigged, that will not happen.”
Speaking on Buhari’s ‘Next Level’ document, he said: “The Next Level is about deepening what is happening in the country. It’s about consolidating on what has been done and what is been done; its about making progress and advancing on what we are doing now. That is the sum total of it.
“A lot of Nigerians believe in what this administration is doing, they have faith, they have confidence, they have hope that the administration will take Nigerians to the place it deserves to be.
“The work in progress will continue and if you look at the documents that were released, you’ll see additional focal areas.
“So in the next dispensation and by the goodwill of Nigerians who will re-elect the current administration, these three focal areas (security, economy and infrastructure) will continue to receive attention and there will be additional ones as you’ve seen in the documents.”
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Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari assured Nigerians and the international community that the 2019 general elections would be free and fair.
This was contained in a statement on Tuesday, October 16, by the president's special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.
The president said the 2019 election would also usher another clime of maturity, peace and unity. He noted that there was more political consciousness in the country evident by the increased number of registered political parties.
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