-Buhari’s administration has recorded a number of peaceful State and LGA elections – Garba Shehu
UN’s prediction about 2019 Elections excites Presidency.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, has said the United Nations’ prediction that Nigeria’s 2019 elections would be credible and violence-free, is another sign that the world is confident in the nation’s current government.
Speaking on behalf of the presidency, Shehu disclose the UN’s prediction on Monday in Abuja after a UN official, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambers.
Ibn Chambers had made the prediction during an interview with Channels TV on Sunday.
Chambers, who heads the UN Office for West Africa, referenced the just concluded local government elections in different states of the nation.
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He said the LG elections were `credible and peaceful’ , and such is one of indicators used to evaluate expectations for the presidential elections in 2019.
Reacting to the remarks, the media aide was delighted at the prediction based on the UN’s assessment of actrivities in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, which could only lead to free and fair elections come 2019.
He said:”the Buhari government doesn’t believe in cheap propaganda.
“It’s not about responding to attacks, false allegations and insinuations.
“We believe in taking active steps to ensure that the future of Nigeria is better than it is today and we are glad to see that the UN has acknowledged this.”
Shehu stated that under the present government, several credible elections had been conducted in states and local governments across the country “and so far, there has been no cause for fear or worry.”
He added that INEC, ECOWAS, AU, EU and UN, other international bodies must continually be dedicated to ensure that things were done appropriately.