- Traditional rulers in Bayelsa has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts against corruption in Nigeria
- On behalf of the Bayelsa traditional rulers council, Amanayabo of Twon Brass, King Alfred Diete-Spiff, said that the state is proud of President Buhari
- Moreover, King Alfred Diete-Spiff urged the president to help in the inclusion of the interest of traditional rulers in Nigeria's constitution
In support of President Muhammadu Buhari's efforts against corruption in Nigeria, traditional rulers in Bayelsa have said that the presidency's anti-graft war has given prestige to the country, Daily Trust reports.
Speaking in Yenagoa, the state capital, on Tuesday, February 12, on behalf of the Bayelsa traditional rulers council, Amanayabo of Twon Brass, King Alfred Diete-Spiff, said that the state is proud of President Buhari.
Diete-Spiff said: “Your corruption war has brought Nigeria to the limelight. We are proud of it.”
Moreover, the monarch urged the president to do his utmost to include traditional rulers in Nigeria's constitution in order for them to feel a sense of belonging.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari said he is all out for free, fair and credible elections starting on February 16.
Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, said the president gave the assurance at a meeting with traditional rulers at the secretariat complexes of the councils of traditional rulers in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, and Port Harcourt, Rivers, on Tuesday, February 12.
Buhari said: “I assure you that I’m all out for free, fair and credible elections. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) knows my stand on this.
“Nigerians are assured of free and fair elections. Under this leadership, nobody will be allowed to intimidate other citizens. Nobody will be allowed to steal ballot boxes and run with them. I will make sure that the votes count.’’
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