President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to troop out and vote in Saturday’s governorship and state house of assembly elections. According to Dailytrust, the President also urged the voters to conduct themselves peacefully and avoid all deviant behaviours like ballot stuffing, ballot snatching, and any other action that does not conform to best electoral practices.
“I, therefore, urge you to troop out massively on Saturday to elect your governors and state lawmakers,” the president said in his message to the nation. With the presidential poll behind us, let us not become complacent, and fail to vote in the gubernatorial poll.
“The forthcoming elections are as important for good governance as that of the presidency and the National Assembly. Indeed, governance at the state level is closer to us and should touch our lives more directly. That is why it is vital for us to participate in the choice of who governs us at the state levels.”
He assured that the security agencies will be on hand to protect voters, and ensure that the process is not undermined in anyway.
“As a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) recommend those standing on the platform of the party to you, as we are guided by progressive ideals, and we will not disappoint you. Let’s make the gubernatorial polls much better than the presidential, which Local and International observers have adjudged to be free and fair,” he said.
He appealed to youth not allow themselves to be used to cause violence or to break the law or disturb the peace.
“I have pledged a decent and credible electoral system for our country. I stand by that promise. Let us together do the right thing on Saturday, so that the best hands can emerge at the states, and take us faster to the Next Level,” he said.