President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday recent elections in Anambra, Ekiti, and Osun States had confirmed his administration’s unwavering commitment to credible and peaceful elections in the country.
The president stated this when a delegation from Nasarawa State led by Governor Abdullahi Sule visited him at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari said the Electoral Act which he signed earlier this year was a proof of the administration’s resolve and dedication to the principles of the rule of law.
He said: “On the issues of credible, free and fair elections in the country, I have always re-assured my listeners both at home and abroad, my personal desire and indeed the priority of this administration is to bequeath to our nation an irreversible political process that continues to be both democratic and acceptable to the people.
‘‘My desire for our nation is that the 2023 elections should clearly mark the commencement of the institutional strength of our electoral body in conducting acceptable, credible, and violence-free elections.
‘‘The forthcoming general elections will provide us with the opportunity to convince the electorate of the need for continuity to enable our party to consolidate on our achievements in the last seven years.
‘‘The government and people of Nasarawa State, as usual, have a great role to play in returning our party to governance in the 2023 elections, in order to create a path for greater socio-economic growth and development. This is not only important for Nigeria alone but also for the West African Sub-Region.’’
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