No More Rigging As President Buhari Vows To Support Nigerians To Elect Their Choice in 2023 Presidential Elections
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, vowed to help Nigerians to elect their selection in the 2023 normal elections.
The President made this declaration whereas talking on the Police Conference three-day retreat with the theme ‘Imperative of the Nigeria Police Strategy for a Peaceful Election’ in Owerri.
He stated he was in an election Nigerians would settle for and be pleased with the result.
At the identical occasion, the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, insisted that the fee would abide strictly by the transmission of election outcomes from the polling items to the INEC headquarters.
According to Buhari, “I’m delighted to be on the convention. This convention will allow us to debate the position and technique of the Police because the lead company in the 2023 election.
“It gives a chance to debate one of the best ways to realize the 2023 election. I wish to reaffirm that because the President, one of many legacies I’ll go away is the conduct of a reputable and acceptable election and that Nigerians have to be allowed to elect the President of their selection.
“That is the explanation I signed the amended Electoral Bill.
“For us, the time is now for reform. That is why we’re giving help to the Police that’s the reason I signed the Police Trust Fund, and police academy to provide the police a authorized framework to work successfully’
“As effectively because the approval of a brand new welfare for cops and approval and launch of funds for recruitment of cops as a part of the way in which to deal with the problem of unemployment in the nation.
“We need the police to stay apolitical. This is how our election could be credible. I cost the police to ship the nation through the 2023 normal election.
“Police should sustain their standards so that the outcome of the 2023 election will be the reflection of the people’s choices,” Buhari stated.
Earlier, in his comment, the chief host and the Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma, stated: “My help to the Nigeria Police Force is due to the help I’ve been getting from my President, Muhammadu Buhari.
“I wish to say this; the approaching of our President is additional assurance that can persuade our folks and Nigerians of the extent of safety of lives and properties we’ve got achieved in our state.”
The governor stated he discovered among the causes the police selected Imo State was due to the “Successful containment of insecurity in the state and my continued help for the unity of this nation.
“I foresee a very peaceful election in 2023 and that every election issue should be resolved without bitterness.”
The INEC Chairman, represented by a National Commissioner of INEC, Alkali Modibbo, stated: “This retreat’s theme is apt, with elections quick approaching.
“As we communicate, it stays 4 months to the 2023 elections. The relationship with the police will likely be from the underside to the highest.
“It is a symbiotic relationship, particularly now with a voter projection of 93 million throughout the 36 states of the federation.
“Police require the collaboration of the members of the general public. In addition, I’m completely happy that this convention consists of complying with the worldwide customary in the safety of elections.
Political events ought to play by the foundations. Parties ought to focus on the issue-based marketing campaign.
“No extra use of incident kind; Ekiti state election was good. The Osun state election was higher. The 2023 election would be the finest.
“The results will be transmitted from the polling unit to the headquarters of the INEC. The commission will work with the police to conduct this election for credible and inclusive elections in Nigeria.”
Also, in his comment, the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, stated: “The focus of this theme is the 2023 normal election is especially vital for the safety of our nation.
“This retreat will unveil the strategic plan for the 2023 election. Our plans for the election will produce a reputable election in 2023 that will likely be acceptable to Nigerians.
“The countdown to the 2023 normal elections could current new safety threats.
“However, we’ll present the wanted intelligence to make the election work.”
He thanked the President for strengthening the legal guidelines for efficient policing.