President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged the electorate on the need
to honour their civic duty as voters by going to the polls on Saturday to
vote for candidates of their choice.
The president, in a nationwide broadcast on Friday in Abuja, said
eligible voters were duty bound to participate in electing a government
that would lead Nigeria to its finest destiny.
He said that the call had become imperative in view of the fact that
elections are the cornerstone of representative governance and voting
constitutes the highest and best expression of the sovereign will of the
people to choose the government that best represents them.
According to the president, it is only upon the freely expressed will of
the people that government truly dedicated to the welfare, rights and
interests of the people can be founded.
The president stressed that voting means that the citizens believe in
Nigeria and the excellent things the future holds for the nation and its
Therefore, he called on the electorate not to allow anyone to discourage
them from exercising their rights as citizens and voters on Saturday.