President Muhammadu Buhari has promised Nigerians that he would not interfere in the election process and outcome of the 2023 general elections.
He also vowed that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, would continue to sustain strong political institutions by not meddling in election results, citing the outcome of elections in Ekiti, Anambra and Osun states as benchmarks.
Mr President’s spokesman, Femi Adesina disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, the nation’s capital after Buhari received in audience members of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) at the State House, led by its chairman and governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
Buhari added that non-interference in elections gives credence to the political process, ensures participation and inclusiveness and, underscored that the APC would uphold Nigerians’ dignity by ensuring their votes are counted, and their opinions are heard when electing political leaders at all levels.
Part of his words, “I want Nigerians to know that we respect them and for us to show that we will allow them to vote who they want.
“We all witnessed what happened in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun states. What happened in those states gives me a lot of hope that we are succeeding.”
Further, Buhari said he would ensure that Nigerians are not intimidated or degraded by those in positions of power or the more privileged during the elections in 2023.
“We will not allow anyone to use personal resources or their influence to intimidate other Nigerians. We will not allow intimidation materially, morally or physically. This is the kind of leadership that can emerge and consolidate our nation.
“In six months, Nigerians will appreciate the government of APC that we are sincere and we respect them”.