TRANSPARENT ELECTIONS, AMONG MY PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENTS – BUHARI

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In his Sallah message, President Muhammadu Buhari says the 2023 general election is “one of the proudest achievements” of his administration.

According to the statement signed on his behalf by Garba Shehu on Thursday, Buhari said he created “a level playing field for all contestants regardless of party affiliations”.

The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the peaceful outcome of the 2023 general elections “will go down on record as one of the proudest achievements of my administration in addition to our neutrality in the conduct of the elections.

President Buhari explained that “the outcome of the elections were in line with my pledge to leave a legacy of free and fair elections”.

“I’m proud that I have created a level playing field for all contestants regardless of party affiliation in order to produce a fair outcome for all.

“Free and fair elections are the only principles that give credibility to our democracy, because the subversion of the will of the people undermines democracy itself.”

The president said “free and fair elections are the only principles that give credibility to our democracy because the subversion of the will of the people undermines democracy itself”.

He added that he at no point interfere with the electoral process in order to give unfair advantage to anyone.

The presidential and national assembly elections took place on February 25 while the governorship and state assembly polls were held on March 18.

Bola Tinubu, candidate of the APC, was declared winner of the presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Opposition political parties, Labour Party (LP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have challenged the result at the election petition tribunal.

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