– Pres. Muhammadu Buhari has expressed disappointment at INEC over the postponed election
– The Pres. disclosed he is set to return to Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari in a latest statement has reacted to the postponed 2019 Presidential Election by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.
The President in his statement expressed his disappointment at the electoral body as he disclosed that the electoral body had assured Nigerians of their readiness to carry out the election.
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Pres. Buhari in his statement however urged Nigerians to remain peaceful as he disclosed he would be leaving Katsina for Abuja.
Below is a statement released by the President,
Many Nigerians have traveled to various locations to exercise their right to vote, and international observers are gathered.
INEC themselves have given assurances, day after day and almost hour after hour that they are in complete readiness for the elections.
This administration has ensured that we do not interfere in any way with the work of INEC except to ensure that all funds were released to the commission.
We now urge INEC to ensure not only that materials already distributed are safe and do not get into wrong hands, but that everything is done to avoid the lapses that resulted in this unfortunate postponement, and ensure a free and fair election on the rescheduled dates.
While I reaffirm my strong commitment to the independence, neutrality of the electoral umpire & the sanctity of the electoral process & ballot, I urge all political stakeholders & Nigerians to continue to rally round INEC at this trying national moment in our democratic journey.
We and all our citizens believed them.
I, therefore, appeal to all Nigerians to refrain from all civil disorder and remain peaceful, patriotic and united to ensure that no force or conspiracy derail our democratic development.
I have decided to move back to Abuja to ensure that the 14.00 hrs meeting called by INEC with all stakeholders is successful.