President Muhammadu Buhari has declared in China on Sunday that he is not scared of free and fair elections in 2019.
He vowed that his administration would conduct a free and fair elections, since a free and fair election brought him into power in the first place.
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement made available to Naija News said that the president made this assertion in Beijing during an interactive session he had with members of the Nigerian community in China.
Buhari is in the Asia country to to take part in the 7th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation scheduled to hold from September 3 to 4 in Beijing.
The president vowed that he will do all he can to ensure that the election organised by his administration is not only free but also fair.
He pledged that the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agents will allow Nigerians eligible to vote in the next general elections to freely elect candidates of their choice.
He said, “I have no fear about free and fair elections because that is what brought me to the present position.
“I know what I went through and very few Nigerians could boast of trying four times (contesting for the Presidency).
“Those interested in participating in the elections must get their PVCs, register in their constituency and elect anybody of their choice across ethnicity and religion.
“The Nigerian police, law enforcement agencies and INEC must respect the right of the people to express their wishes.” he said.
President Buhari who informed those at the gathering that his administration has made massive progress in the way elections are conducted in the country, cited the elections in Bauchi, Katsina and Kogi States has a reference points.
The president, who also spoke on the security challenges in the country assured that his administration has done a lot to curtail the activities of Boko Haram Insurgents.
Buhari attributed the success to operations of security agencies deployed to counter insurgency in the North-eastern part of the country.
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