President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to have faith in the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct tomorrow’s rescheduled presidential and National Assembly polls without any difficulty.
In a television and radio broadcast to the nation this morning, Buhari said he believed INEC has learnt from the past mistakes and is now fully ready to deliver the elections and the subsequent ones after Saturday’s.
He said, “According to the daily INEC public briefings given this week, the Electoral Commission says it is ready and fully prepared to conduct the election in a free, fair and transparent manner.
“As your President, I hereby ask all Nigerians with voting cards to participate in defining the future of our nation by exercising your democratic rights tomorrow. I urge you to go out and vote.”
Tomorrow, we affirm that Nigeria is a democratic country and that no worldly hand can dissuade us from this fitting path we have chosen for ourselves.
“Do not allow anyone to discourage you from the exercise of your rights as a true citizen of the country. To vote means that you believe in Nigeria and the excellent things the future holds for this nation and its people.
“No matter our political leanings, we all believe in Nigeria, in the noble principles for which it stands and in the values we strive for our beloved nation to uphold.
“Do not be afraid of rumours of violence and unrest. Our security agencies have worked diligently to ensure that adequate security measures are in place.
“You will be able to vote in an atmosphere of openness and peace, devoid of fear from threat or intimidation.”