Recent elections are proof of the dynamism and maturity of Nigerian voters
President Muhammadu Buhari said that given the possibility of free and fair elections as well as non-interference, as was the case in the February 25 and March 18 elections, Nigerians have proven capable of decide who’s leading them without anyone telling them what to do. .
In a statement released by his media assistant, Garba Shehu, President Buhari, who expressed satisfaction with the remarkable passion for democracy shown by Nigerians through the choices they made in the presidential elections, National Assembly and subsequent gubernatorial and state chamber elections, Nigeria said. democracy has really matured.
“People are realizing their power. Given the possibility of a free and fair vote, no one can tell them what to do. I am unhappy that some candidates lost in the elections. But I’m inspired by the fact that voters were able to make their own decision, who won and who lost. With the currency change, there was no money to distribute, but even then I told voters to take the money and vote according to their conscience.
President Buhari, who was speaking at a farewell meeting with outgoing US Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard at the State House in Abuja, said he was fully satisfied with his role in the process electoral by remaining above, without interference or any form of interference. The President commended the outgoing Ambassador for the tremendous achievements recorded in Nigeria-US relations during the three and a half years she was here.
He chronicled a number of challenges facing Nigeria as the country strives to unite our diverse communities and achieve national development and expressed his appreciation for how the United States is able to hold together as a nation. He expressed hope that Nigeria will continue to make progress in building a nation from our diverse and competitive communities. He added that he enjoyed working with the ambassador and wished she had more time to serve here.
In response to a question posed by Ambassador Leonard, President Buhari said he planned to be a “big landlord” at home, working his farms and caring for his more than 300 animals. “I can’t wait to go,” said the president.