As Nigeria prepares for its 2023 general election in two months, President Muhammadu Buhari has urged that a free and fair election remain his priority.
Buhari revealed in a statement on Thursday night, highlighting the progress Nigeria’s electoral institution has made under his administration.
The president also added that Nigeria will also work with West African partners to improve the quality of governance.
Improving voting behavior: Buhari noted that the 2019 off-season elections in Edo, Ekiti and Osun reflect Nigeria’s steady progress, which he hopes to continue to 2023, he said:
- “Since 2015, the conduct of our elections continues to improve steadily. The 2019 general elections and off-season elections in Edo, Ekiti, Anambra and Osun; all took place in vastly improved contexts, to the satisfaction of the contenders and voters. This is what we expect for 2023.”
Free and fair elections a top priority: Urged that the legacy he wants to leave as president is one of a stress-free election, which would be a catalyst for progress in West African democracies.
- “As I have said repeatedly, leaving a legacy of free and fair elections is a priority for our administration. Beyond our borders, we will also continue to work to improve the quality of governance, especially in West Africa, where the survival of democracy is currently challenged.” added.
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