- President Buhari said Nigeria’s democracy is developing
- The president cited the peaceful conduct of the 2019 elections as proof for his statement that the country's democracy is maturing
- Buhari also reiterated that his administration has in the last four years focused on improving the security, economy and fighting corruption
President Muhammadu Buhari says the peaceful conduct of the 2019 general elections has shown that Nigeria’s democracy is maturing.
The president made this known on Monday, October 7, while declaring open the 25th Nigeria Economic Summit (NES) with the theme: ‘‘Nigeria 2050: Shifting Gears’’ , Vanguard reports.
Buhari noted that apart from few cases of unrest, majority of Nigerians exercised their voting rights in the 2019 elections without any difficulty.
Speaking further, the president also noted that a situation where aggrieved candidates in the last election took their concerns to court as opposed to causing mayhem shows the country’s democracy is developing.
Commenting on his administration, President Buhari said the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government has since 2015 focused poverty reduction and social inclusion.
He added that APC’s policies are targeted towards making Nigerians prosper by putting in place improved security, fighting corruption, creating jobs and social inclusion programmes.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator Buruji Kashamu commended President Buhari, saying the president means well for Nigeria.
Kashamu who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state in the 2019 general elections urged Nigerians to support the president, particularly in his efforts to address the country’s infrastructural challenges.
On the administration’s anti-corruption fight, Kashamu also rated President Buhari well and urged all Nigerians to support him.
He said the Buhari administration has exposed the extravagance of the past and the need to do away with it.
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