2023 Election: I will do everything to forestall rigging – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that he will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the 2023 general elections are devoid of manipulation and rigging.
The president made the pledge on Thursday while speaking at an Iftar dinner with members of the Diplomatic Corps.
He warned desperate politicians who are harbouring the thought of subverting the people’s will to think twice as he would use every legitimate means to protect the votes of Nigerians during the elections.
‘‘Those planning to rig the forthcoming elections should think twice because I intend to resolutely protect and defend the sacred will of the Nigerian people, to be expressed through the ballot box,’’ he said.
Buhari also cautioned against foreign interference in the forthcoming elections.
‘‘As you are all aware, the tenure of this Administration ends on 29th May, 2023. Typical of election years all over the world, the tempo of political activities is often high.
‘‘That is the nature of democracy. I am committed to bequeathing a stronger culture of credible elections to Nigeria than I met.
‘‘As Nigeria goes through this trajectory, I urge our friends in the global community, represented by you the Diplomatic Corps, to adopt a positive role that reinforces the doctrine of respect for our internal affairs and respect for facts and devoid of pre-conceived notions and bias,’’ he said.
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