ABUJA – AS the country prepares for the 2023 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the era where politicians manufacture millions of votes during election is over.
The President also urged Nigerians to resist agents bent on causing breakdown of law and order in the country, assuring that no individual or group will be allowed to destabilise Nigeria.
President Buhari stated this while speaking at an Iftar dinner with Governors, Ministers and Heads of Government Agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja
He said, ‘We have the land, we have the resources, and we have the people. But I do not know why people will allow themselves to be successfully subverted to destabilise their own country.”
President Buhari, who thanked the Governors and Ministers for honouring his invitation to break the Ramadan fast, expressed confidence that in spite of the current security challenges, the country will succeed.
On the forthcoming general elections, the President affirmed that being beneficiary of free, fair and credible elections, “the introduction of technology and the Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) will make it impossible for anyone to claim millions of votes again in the country.”
Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, commended President Buhari for demonstrating resilience and determination at a crucial period in Nigeria’s history.