Nigeria has left the era when votes were awarded – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has left the era when votes were awarded and the cheated were told to seek redress in court.

Buhari said this at the presidential villa in Abuja while receiving members of the Joint United Nations, African Union and ECOWAS Good Offices Mission on elections.

He said the 2019 polls would be free and fair, adding the electorate would be allowed to vote whoever they want.

“I am highly qualified to talk on this, having ended in supreme court three times, after participating in elections with disputed results. Where will a man looking for where his next meal would come from, have money to hire lawyers, particularly senior advocates?” he asked.

“The president has only one vote, governors have a vote each, just like anybody else. Let the people vote for whoever they choose, without their will being tampered with.

“Nigeria has left that era in which democratic norms are brazenly subverted, with votes awarded to those favoured by the authorities, and the shortchanged told to go to court if they were not happy.”

The president said multi-party democracy gives lots of choice to the people, adding that Nigeria has a vibrant young population “who trust us to handle their affairs and resources well.”


– Thecable


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