President Muhammadu Buhari, has said he will not allow rigging of the forthcoming 2023 elections as one of the legacies of his presidency.
Buhari in Abuja assured Nigerians that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will leave strong political institutions that reflect their choices, through non-interference in elections.
The President cited the outcome of governorship polls in Ekiti, Anambra and Osun states won by opposition parties as indicators, a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity said on Tuesday.
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President Buhari said APC, under his leadership, will continue to respect Nigerians by ensuring that their votes count and the people’s voice matters in choosing political leaders at different levels.
“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,” he said.
“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,’’ he added.