President Buhari To Ensure Free, Fair Election
President Muhammadu Buhari has given the assurance that he will lay the foundation for free, fair and credible elections in the country.
He gave the assurance when he received a delegation of Imams and senior Islamic scholars from the 36 states of the federation at the State House Abuja
President Buhari said that a number of measures put in place have seen the gradual improvement of elections, as in Edo, Anambra, Ekiti and Osun States from what he described as dismal and unacceptable levels witnessed in Rivers and Kogi States.
According to the President he will continue to pressure the Police and other agencies to do their best to ensure a conducive atmosphere for free and fair elections.
On the issue of security raised by the religious group, President Buhari said he will continue to nudge security agencies to find lasting solutions, stressing need for community and religious leaders to play a part in identifying criminals in their midst.
The President thanked the Muslim religious leaders for recognizing the various achievements of the administration especially, in dealing with security, fighting corruption and progress in agriculture.
The leader of the delegation, Dr. Khalid Aliyu, who is the Secretary General of the Jama’atul Nasril Islam, had commended the President’s achievements in key areas of his campaign in 2015 namely, security, corruption and the economy.