Buhari to INEC, Police: Kogi, Bayelsa elections must be free and fair


President Muhammadu Buhari is deeply concerned about the upcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.
Consequently, he has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigeria Police to ensure that the elections are not only hitch-free but also transparent and credible.
The President sounded the note of warning during a meeting with the top echelons of INEC and the police last week, even though the opposition PDP alleged sinister move ahead of the elections.
But, Senior Media Aide, Garba Shehu, said Buhari reminded the Heads of the two agencies that he had suffered election manipulations in 2003, 2007 and 2011 and will not like to have any Nigerian go through that again.
“Nigerians should be wary of the PDP’s fruitless attempts to destroy national institutions President Buhari is determined to rebuild.
“They started with the courts, then the EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission), then onto the Police and now they are on the one-week old INEC.
“When will PDP allow our national institutions to do their job?,” Shehu quoted Buhari as saying at the meeting also attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

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