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Buhari warns INEC, Police: You mustn’t rig for any party

Buhari meets with INEC and police chiefs in Abuja

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the police not to allow rigging of any election, but ensure free, fair and credible electoral process.

The president met with Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, other top officials of the electoral body, and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu in Abuja on Tuesday.

INEC has a minimum of 28 rerun and by-elections this January alone, and Buhari has told the commission to ensure that the game was played by the rules, without fear or favour.

“Those that you declare as winners must be the candidates that the people have chosen. Democracy is about free will, and the will of the people must be allowed to prevail. Get your acts right, and leave no room for underhand tricks or manipulation,” he said.

The President said he was determined to give Nigeria an electoral system that meets with best practices anywhere in the world, and charged the electoral umpire to stick to the rules of fair play and adherence to justice.

From the police, Buhari wanted nothing than a scrupulous securing of the electoral process, without bias or favouritism.

“Our elections must be done in violence-free atmosphere. The process must be free, fair, decent, devoid of intimidation or malpractices. It is the duty of the police to accomplish that, and it is what I expect in the elections immediately ahead, and going forward,” he said.

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Both INEC and the police pledged a fidelity to the rules and regulations, stating that they know President Buhari as someone passionately committed to fair play

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  1. All this is just for the media. As if the 2019 Presidential elections wasn’t seriously rigged in his favour.

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