- Nigerians have been assured of a free, fair and credible election ahead of the much anticipated 2023 general polls
- The assurance was given to citizens by the president, who was represented by the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retired)
- According to President Muhammadu Buhari, no form of 'wuruwuru' would be tolerated under his watch
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that no electoral malpractice or misconduct would be tolerated under his watch in the forthcoming 2023 general polls.
Speaking on behalf of the president at a workshop on ‘Election Security Management’ which was organised by the Nigerian Police Force in Abuja and Solar Security Consult, the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retired) confirmed that no political party or individual will be favoured.
Monguno also said that the president has charged all the security apparatus across the country, including the State Security Service (SSS) and the paramilitary, to work together by reviewing all operational strategies ahead of the polls.
Vanguard reports that the NSA noted that the election security management training organised by the Inspector General of Police is coming at a much-needed time.
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"It will also enhance the capacity to stabilise the current internal security challenges towards creating a conducive environment for the citizens to exercise their franchise.
“A successfully policed and peaceful electoral cycle is a fundamental variable in the quest by any nation to advance its democracy and deepen its democratic ‘gates’."
Police leading the electoral process
The Punch reports that while speaking further, Monguno said with the police being the lead agency in the process, intelligence reports and other critical complementary roles by agencies must be handled with seriousness.
“I must reiterate that the President is firmly committed to delivering an election that is completely transparent and going to command the general acceptance of the Nigerian population.
“This election as far as the president is concerned, will be devoid of, to use the Nigerian parlance, any ‘Wurururu’.
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