Critical Times News : Vote APC candidates en-masse on Saturday — Buhari urge Nigerians

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Vote APC candidates en-masse on Saturday — Buhari urge Nigerians


President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday urged Nigerians to troop out in their numbers and vote for the Governorship and State Assembly candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Saturday.

The president made the appeal even as the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), advised the ruling APC to steer clear of all PDP strongholds, particularly the Niger Delta region.

PDP insisted that the wrath of the people would manifest against the ruling party for allegedly “rigging” penultimate week’s presidential election.

The President in a pre-election message to Nigerians pointed out that the upcoming polls are as important as the presidential elections, and pledged that just like him the APC candidates will not disappoint them when elected.

According to President Buhari: “The second and final phase of the 2019 general elections comes up on Saturday, March 9, with Nigerians voting for governors and members of Houses of Assembly in the states.

“With the presidential poll behind us, let us not become complacent, and fail to vote in the gubernatorial poll. The forthcoming elections are as important for good governance as that of the presidency and the National Assembly.

“Indeed, governance at the state level is closer to us, and should touch our lives more directly. That is why it is vital for us to participate in the choice of who governs us at the state levels.

“I, therefore, urge you to troop out massively on Saturday to elect your governors and state lawmakers.

“As a member of the APC, I recommend those standing on the platform of the party to you, as we are guided by progressive ideals, and we will not disappoint you.

“Avoid all deviant behaviours like ballot stuffing, ballot snatching, and any other action that does not conform with best electoral practices.

“I assure you that security agencies will be on hand to protect voters, and ensure that the process is not undermined in anyway”.

He further urged the electorates to make the gubernatorial polls better than the presidential polls, which had been adjudged free and fair by local and international observers.

“I have pledged a decent and credible electoral system for our country. I stand by that promise.
“Let us together do the right thing on Saturday, so that the best hands can emerge at the states, and take us faster to the Next Level,” he said.

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