Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari, has promised Nigerians and the international communities on a free and fair conduct of election and also the peaceful transition of power ahead of the coming 2023 General election. ayokinews.com reports
President Buhari stated that he would ensure that the necessary mechanisms for a peaceful transition is being put in place.
This was made known by the special adviser to the president on media, publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, while speaking at a Virtual Summit for Democracy organised by United States President Joe Biden.
“As we countdown to our next general elections in 2023, we remain committed to putting in place and strengthening all necessary mechanisms to ensure that Nigeria will not only record another peaceful transfer of power to an elected democratic government but will also ensure that the elections are conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner.”
“Your Excellencies, Nigeria will continue to actively support the democratization processes in our region West Africa and the African continent at large. But regrettably, our democratic gains of the past decades are under threats of unconstitutional takeover of power.”
“This unwholesome trend, sometimes in reaction to unilateral amendments of constitutions by some leaders, must not be tolerated by the international community. Nigeria fully supports the efforts by ECOWAS to address this growing challenge and appreciates the support of both the African Union and the United Nations,’’ President Buhari said.
Buhari lamented that Nigeria continues to face security challenges that pose a threat to the country’s democratic setting while calling “on global partners to support our efforts in tackling insurgency and terrorism.”