Last Updated on March 6, 2019 by Ope Quadri
- Don’t snatch ballot boxes, Buhari tells Nigerians
- Promises maximum security
Presidential Muhammadu Buhari has called on voters in the forthcoming governorship and house of assembly elections to make the polls much more better than the February 23 presidential election.
Buhari stated this today in his guber pre-election national broadcast to Nigerians, urging them to troop out to vote for APC candidates in the election.
“Let make the gubernatorial polls, much better than the presidential, which Local and International observers have adjudged to be free and fair.”
He pointed out that March 9 elections are very important and closer to the electorates than the government at the federal.
“The forthcoming elections are as important for good governance as that of the presidency and the National Assembly.
“Indeed, governance at the state level is closer to us, and should touch our lives more directly. That is why it is vital for us to participate in the choice of who governs us at the state levels.
“I, therefore, urge you to troop out massively on Saturday to elect your governors and state lawmakers.
“As a member of the All Progressives Congress, I recommend those standing on the platform of the party to you, as we are guided by progressive ideals, and we will not disappoint you.”
On the issue of security, President Buhari said his government had put the necessary things in place to ensure safety of lives and properties.
“Equally, I urge you to comport yourself properly, as you turn out for the election.
“Avoid all deviant behaviours like ballot stuffing, ballot snatching, and any other action that does not conform with best electoral practices.
“I assure you that the security agencies will be on hand to protect voters, and ensure that the process is not undermined in anyway.”