Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday 24th of November,2018 comforted Nigerians that the upcoming general elections in 2019 will be democratic.
Mr. President made the pledge in Jos, Plateau state, at the graduation ceremony of Senior Executive Course 40, 2018 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, KURU.
“We as a government also wish to reiterate our commitment to ensuring that the elections are free, fair and credible as part of measures to deepen our democracy,
“As we prepare for the forthcoming elections in 2019, Nigerians are once again enjoined to exercise their civic obligation as stakeholders in our development project,” he said.
The President who was represented by the Minister of Defence, Retired Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali who said that his government was dedicated to good governance.
Buhari quantified that the inherited circumstances put them under extreme difficulty, particularly when measured against the expectations of Nigerians who voted for them expecting a better governance.
He pointed out that the Federal Government developed and implemented some guidelines that would quickly get the country out of the unsavoury situation.
“We will not allow few evil forces in our midst whose only agenda is to attain political power by inciting hate and intolerance among the citizens.
“They exploit and manipulate the fault lines in the society to destroy our collective peace, mutual coexistence and social harmony.
“They think that they will change the narrative, and the people would not ask them to account for what they looted from the commonwealth” he added.