Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja met behind closed doors with inspector general of police and the chairman of independent national electoral commission (INEC) Mohammed Adamu and Prof. Mahmud Yakubu respectively at the presidential villa.
Special adviser to the president on media, Femi Adesina, in a statement at the end of the meeting, said the president has assured that a free, fair and credible electoral process would be ensured in all the rerun elections across the country
The president was said to have told INEC that, “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.
“Our elections must be done in violence-free atmosphere. The process must be free, fair, and 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 was quoted to have said.