Buhari assures 2023 election will be free, fair, and transparent
President Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has guaranteed Nigerians and the international community that the general elections in 2023 will be free and fair, with a peaceful transfer of power.
He further stated that appropriate processes will be established in order to facilitate a peaceful transfer of power in Nigeria.
Buhari made this known, according to Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, at a Virtual Summit for Democracy organized by US President Joe Biden.
“As we countdown to our next general elections in 2023, we remain committed to putting in place and strengthening all necessary mechanisms to ensure that Nigeria will not only record another peaceful transfer of power to an elected democratic government but will also ensure that the elections are conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner.
“Your Excellencies, Nigeria will continue to actively support the democratization processes in our region West Africa and the African continent at large. But regrettably, our democratic gains of the past decades are under threats of unconstitutional takeover of power.
“This unwholesome trend, sometimes in reaction to unilateral amendments of constitutions by some leaders, must not be tolerated by the international community. Nigeria fully supports the efforts by ECOWAS to address this growing challenge and appreciates the support of both the African Union and the United Nations,’’ Buhari said.