Amidst divergent views regarding the conduct of the recent general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has described the process as the most transparent and hitch-free.
Buhari, who penned down a message of felicitation to muslim faithful on the occasion of the Ed-el-fitr celebration, said even members of his party, the All Progressive Congress were routed and unseated.
Buhari also said he didn’t interfere with the process in order not to give unfair advantage to anyone.
“The elections were so transparent that even members of the my own party were routed and unseated. At no point did I interfere with the process in order to give unfair advantage to anyone,” the President stated.
Also on the outcome of the recent polls, Buhari said that the peaceful outcome of the 2023 general elections”will go down on record as one of the proudest achievements of his administration in addition to the neutrality in the conduct of the elections.”
He made the comments on Thursday in his goodwill message to Muslims on the occasion of the Eid-el-fitr celebration to mark the end of the 30-day Ramadan fasting season.
According to the President, “The outcomes of the elections were in line with my pledge to leave a legacy of free and fair elections.
“I’m proud that I have created a level playing field for all contestants regardless of party affiliation in order to produce a fair outcome for all.”
According to the President, “free and fair elections are the only principles that give credibility to our democracy, because the subversion of the will of the people undermines democracy itself.”
On the Ramadan fast, Buhari congratulated Muslims on successfully completing this demanding spiritual obligation.
While praying to Allah to reward the Muslims for their sacrifices during the fasting season, President Buhari advised that “we shouldn’t forget the important lessons of the Ramadan which includes improving our bond with the underprivileged and poor members of society.”
According to him, “Abstention from food and drinks during the fasting period had made it possible for us to appreciate the situation of those who go without eating every day.”