Democracy Day Speech: 2023 Elections Must Be Free And Fair- President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has promised Nigerians a free, fair, and transparent election in 2023.
This he said would be in honour of the memory of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, the late MKO Abiola.
The President made this promise on Sunday in his 2022 Democracy Day speech.
With less than a year to the 2023 presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari has promised Nigerians a free, fair, and credible election come 2023.
President Muhammadu Buhari made this promise on Sunday in his 2022 Democracy Day speech.
According to the president, this would be an ideal way to honour the memory of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, the late MKO Abiola.
The president urged all political parties, candidates, and the electorate to embrace the electioneering procedure in the spirit of democracy, adding that democracy is about the will of the majority and therefore, “there must be winners and losers.”
While admonishing the candidates to run a peaceful campaign, the president reiterated that his government would do its best to tackle the issue of terrorist attacks in the country.
Speaking via what turned out to be a television broadcast, President Buhari expressed his satisfaction with the primary elections conducted across various political parties ahead of the 2023 presidential election, saying that the primaries had set the tone for peaceful polls next year.
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In his democratic day broadcast, the president said, “Fellow Nigerians, this is my last Democracy Day speech as your President. By June 12, 2023, exactly one year from today, you will already have a new President. I remain committed and determined to ensure that the new President is elected through a peaceful and transparent process.
It is important for all of us to remember that June 12, 2023 will be exactly 30 years from the 1993 Presidential elections. In honour and memory of one of our national heroes of democracy, Chief M.K.O Abiola, GCFR, we must all work together to ensure this transition is done in a peaceful manner. I am hopeful that we can achieve this.”