Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation and the Director-General of the Buhari Campaign Organization, has assured European Union (EU) and ECOWAS delegates that Buhari will not interfere in INEC’s work in 2019 elections.
Mr. Amaechi stated this when he received these delegates at his office in Abuja on Thursday. He also pledged that the ruling party, APC, will strictly adhere to the electoral laws during election polls.
“One assurance I will give you today is that we’ll stand by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and we will stand by whatever decision they make.
“The assurance I will give you from President Buhari Campaign Organisation is that there will be no interference by the president. “We’ll play by the rules and whatever the campaign team needs to do to ensure that the election is transparent, we will do.
“We’ll also ensure that the election is such that Nigerians will be proud of, and we hope that the rest who are contesting in other parties will also take the same position,” Mr Amaechi stated.
Also speaking on this issue, the head of th European union delegate to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr. Ketil Karlsen said the the EU will aartner with Nigeria to ensure a free and fair election in 2019. He said the European union was only concerned about a free and fair election, hence, they have invested a lot of European tax payers’ money on engaging with all stakeholders in the country since 1999.
“For the EU, we really do not have any preferred candidate, we don’t have any preferred political party, we don’t promote any particular ideology in Nigeria.
“We have spent more than one hundred million Euros in giving support for electoral process. So currently, we support INEC, we support the National Assembly, we support intra-party democracy and we support all stakeholders”.