I want a free election in Edo – Buhari

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday has stated that he remains committed to ensuring that the governorship election in Edo State is free and fair.

He called on stakeholders in the election holding on Saturday to avoid what he called “do-or-die mentality.”

His position was made public by in a statement by made available to newsmen by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled ‘Edo election: President Buhari urges parties, candidates, security agents to behave responsibly.’

Shehu quoted Buhari as saying, “I am passionately committed to free and fair election, but my own commitment is not enough if other actors at ground zero refuse to abide by the rules.

The President emphasized the need for improved democratic standards in the country through the upholding of democratic ideals.

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