Supplementary Elections: Buhari Dismisses Rumour Of Forcing Voters


LAGOS MARCH 22ND(NEWSRANGERS)-President Muhammadu Buhari says he believes in the will of the people and cannot put pressure on voters to elect leaders they do not like.
Buhari’s statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday, dismissed insinuations that he is forcing voters to elect candidates other than those they prefer during the supplementary elections scheduled for 17 states on March 23.
President Buhari said he would work in the best interest of the country and democracy.
President Buhari, who thanked voters for re-electing him for a second term in office, said he would never forget their sacrifices in defying harsh weather conditions to vote for him.
He said: ‘‘I was deeply overwhelmed by your show of incredible confidence in me, and I will never let you down. Thank you for your sincere show of support for me.’’
President Buhari, however, appealed to voters not to get tired of coming out to vote in the supplementary elections, adding, ‘‘these elections are no less important than others before them.’’
He appealed to voters to vote for the candidates they believe would deliver on promises because, “it is your constitutionally guaranteed democratic rights.”
President Buhari also called on INEC and security agencies to ensure that the supplementary elections are conducted peacefully and in accordance with the law and constitution.
He, therefore, called on the electorate to come out en masse and participate in the supplementary elections.
(NAN)

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