- President Buhari has explained why Nigeria is yet to conduct a free and fair election
- The president described the desperation of politicians as a major hindrance to the conduct of the credible election
- Buhari made the disclosure on Thursday, October 1, during a live broadcast
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President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why it is difficult for the country to conduct a free, fair and credible election since 1999.
PM News reports that the president said on Thursday, October 1, during his live broadcast that the desperation by politicians is one of the reasons impeding free and fair elections in Nigeria.
Legit.ng gathered that he, however, said he was determined to ensure free and fair elections in the country during his administration.
The president noted that he was a firm believer in transparent, free, fair and credible elections, adding that he would ensure that the country gets it right before he leaves office.
President Buhari said:
“The recent build-up and eventual outcome of the Edo state elections should encourage Nigerians that it is my commitment to bequeath to this country processes and procedures that would guarantee that the people’s votes count.
“The problems with our electoral process are mainly human-induced as the desperate desire for power leads to desperate attempts to gain power and office.
He further stated:
“It is necessary to, therefore support the enthronement of the rule of law by avoiding actions which compromise the judiciary. Fellow Nigerians, our history has shown that we are a people that have the capacity to live peacefully with one another.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Coalition Of Northern Nigerian Youth (CNNY) revealed why they want former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, to be Nigeria's next president by 2023.
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It was reported that CNNY said it would be drumming for the presidency from the southeast with Kalu, a serving Abia North senator, taking the central office.
In another report, the serving overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, said that no nation can make considerable progress when mediocre people are at its helm of affairs.
He said there was a need to ensure that the right people are in positions of leadership in order to put the country on the right track.
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