- Security agencies have been told not to interfere in peoples choice as Nigeria heads to 2019 general election
- President Buhari pledged that Nigerians eligible to vote in the next general elections will be allowed to freely elect candidates of their choice
- The president said the country had made progress relative to elections conducted in the past years
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigeria security agencies not to interfere in peoples choices as the country heads towards 2019 general elections.
President Muhammadu Buhari who said this on Sunday, September 2, in Beijing noted that as a beneficiary of free and fair elections, he is not afraid of a credible process in 2019.
Speaking at an interactive session with members of the Nigerian community in China, the president pledged that Nigerians eligible to vote in the next general elections will be allowed to freely elect candidates of their choice.
‘‘I have no fear about free and fair elections because that is what brought me to the present position. I know what I went through and very few Nigerians could boast of trying four times…
‘‘Those interested in participating in the elections must get their PVCs and register in their constituencies and elect anybody of their choice across ethnicity and religion.
‘‘The Nigerian police, law enforcement agencies and INEC must respect the wishes of the people,’’ he said.
Citing recent elections in Bauchi, Katsina and Kogi states, the president said the country had made progress relative to elections conducted in the past years.
NAIJ.com had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari while speaking in Beijing at an interactive session with the Nigerian community in China on Sunday, September 2, said nothing would make him fear the forthcoming 2019 presidential election.
President Buhari said he was not afraid of free and fair election because it was what brought him to power.
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