The President, Muhammadu Buhari, revealed on Saturday that he is a victim of unfair electoral processes and that he will make sure that does not happen in the next presidential election.
Ahead of the 2023 general election, the president encouraged more women and young citizens to participate in the electoral process.
He said, “Having witnessed at close quarters, the pains, anguish and disappointment of being a victim of an unfair electoral process, the pursuit of an electoral system and processes that guarantee the election of leaders by citizens remains the guiding light as I prepare to wind down our administration.”
The President went on to explain his decision to leave behind a democratic culture that will endure.
“It is for this reason that I have resolved to bequeath a sustainable democratic culture which will remain lasting. The signing of the Electoral Act 2021 as amended with landmark provisions further assures us of a more transparent and inclusive electoral process.”
President Buhari also promised to replicate the successes recorded in the governorship elections in Anambra, Ekiti, and Osun States.
“You would all agree that the recent elections in the past two years in some states notably Anambra, Ekiti and Osun and a few federal constituencies have shown a high degree of credibility, transparency and freedom of choice with the people’s votes actually counting. This I promise would be improved upon as we move towards the 2023 general elections,” he said.