Chief executive Muhammadu Buhari
Simply by Johnson Eyiangho
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thurs launched Election Security Management Course where he assured the nation that the will certainly of the people “ must always generate the democratic architecture’ ’ associated with Nigeria.
The two-day workshop is organised by the Workplace of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
The President guaranteed to ensure that security agencies involved in the perform of the 2019 general elections carried out their duties professionally to enable the particular electorate exercise their franchise.
Represented by the Secretary towards the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mister Boss Mustapha, the President stated that the success of the forthcoming elections might partly depend on the professionalism proven
by security firms.
Buhari added that will positive changes had been implemented within the nation’ s electoral laws in order to strengthen electoral processes.
He explained that the changes would be to ensure that voters were not disenfranchised simply by actions or inactions of stars or institutions charged with the obligation of driving the process.
He said “ as Leader of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I am committed to upholding the self-reliance of the Independent National Electoral Percentage (INEC) as this is sacred pathway towards our democracy. ”
The President noted that “ this had been demonstrated in the achievements that INEC recorded in Ekiti, Anambra, Ondo and Edo leadership elections, as well as bye-elections in some additional states.
“ Consequently , the sanctity of the process should be upheld by all political celebrations and other stakeholders across political celebration divide if the country is to achieve its full potential. ’ ’
He recalled their acceptance speech in April 2015 where he affirmed commitment to promote reputable elections devoid of interference in the function of INEC.
Buhari said that those assertions were advised by the conviction that no country could advance its democratic lifestyle under a security orientation that got no assurance for the safety from the electorate and their votes.
The President, therefore , reassured the international community that Nigeria would continue to advance its democratic credentials within the global space.
He added that “ indeed, Nigeria’ s commitment in order to democratic values underscores the management roles the country demonstrated in the improvement of the democratic processes in Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Niger, The particular Gambia and Guinea Bissau. ”
He reiterated self-confidence in INEC’ s competence in order to conduct credible elections in 2019. (NAN)