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The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct credible elections in 2023.
While acknowledging the International Day for Democracy (IDD), Atiku Abubakar, in a statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, said INEC should ensure the outcome of the 2023 election reflects the desires of Nigerians.
Atiku further stated that the upcoming election is a chance for INEC to prove it is not partial.
The statement reads: “In 2023, Nigerians will be voting for the leadership that they truly believe will lead this country out of the current dire situation and it is important to use the opportunity of the celebration, this day, to tell not just the INEC but other agencies and non-governmental organisations involved in the conduct of the election that the next election should be the freest and fairest ever in the history of Nigeria.”
“The PDP presidential candidate also congratulated Nigerians for being part of the global community of people practising democracy and, to remind the electorates in Nigeria to remember that democracy is an enabler of good governance.”
“Good governance is the ultimate end game. And the democracy that we practice is the only veritable vehicle that can drive us safely to the establishment of a government that will give us good governance and ensure that the rule of law is entrenched in our body politic.”
The former Vice-President noted that INEC had already made improvements in the way elections are conducted, hoping that Nigerians would be able to vote for competent leaders.
Atiku also said when elected as president, press freedom and the fundamental foundation of democracy would be guaranteed.
Source: Daily Post