- President Muhammadu Buhari says he will not allow governance suffer because of 2019 general elections
- Buhari wants Nigerians to compare his administration's efforts in the area of the economy and security with those of the PDP
- The president promises that his administration will not interfere in the exercise
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, January 7, promised that his administration will not allow governance to suffer at the expense of the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria just as he vowed he would not interfere in the process.
Channels Television reports that Buhari spoke at the inauguration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council.
“We have insisted that votes must count and have maintained a policy of non-interference in elections.
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“Let me reiterate my commitment to free and fair elections. If there is one legacy I want to leave, is the enthronement of democracy as a system of government.
“And for democracy to be enthroned, elections must be free and fair. That means citizens have a right to vote.
“Though we will all be deeply involved, I would like to assure the nation that I will do my part without making governance or my work suffer.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, my co-chairman, will be fully in charge, and he is going to be on 24-hour vigil,” Buhari said.
President Buhari also praised his administration in relation to the economy, security and corruption saying they should be compared with past administrations led by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“We have in the last three years and six months reversed this downward slide that the PDP took us in its 16 years of misrule.
“We have restored the territorial integrity of our nation, thanks to our gallant men and women of our armed forces. We are systematically engaged in all the remaining corridors of insurgency, kidnappings, robberies, herdsmen and farmers clashes.
“We have reset our national values; corruption is no longer condoned and is no longer seen as normal for public office holders. The agencies of government are no longer equivocal in dealing with anyone who flouts our laws.
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“The high and low are receiving jail terms, loots are being recovered, and Nigerians are increasingly displaying the timeless values of honesty, honour and decency. I congratulate us all for making these changes possible,” he told the audience at the event,” he said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari assured Nigerians that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would remain 'independent' during the 2019 general election.
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