2019: Buhari Asks Nigerians To Work Towards Credible, Violence-Free Elections
President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to all Nigerians to support the Federal Government in its resolve to ensure the 2019 elections are peaceful.
The President made the appeal in his address to the nation on Tuesday in Abuja, on the occasion of the Democracy Day.
As activities continue to build up in various political parties nine months away from the polls, President Buhari urged the people to shun all acts of violence.
He said, “The upcoming months will usher us into another season of general elections.
“Let me use this opportunity to urge us all to conduct ourselves, our wards and our constituencies with the utmost sense of fairness, justice and peaceful co-existence such that we will have not only hitch-free elections but also a credible and violence-free process.”
The President noted further that his administration remains committed to an all-inclusive governance, especially carrying the youths along in the affairs of the country.
To this end, he said, “In (a) few days to come, I will be joined by many promising young Nigerians to sign into law the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill.”
President Buhari noted that Nigeria can only overcome its challenges when the people are living in harmony and are able to tolerate themselves.
He also listed some of the achievements recorded by his administration since he assumed office in 2015.
The President said Nigerians have begun to applaud the determination and commitment of the Federal Government to fighting corruption.
He added that the nation’s foreign reserve has improved significantly to $47.5 billion as of May 2018, as against $29.6 billion USD in 2015.