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Polls: I believe INEC will rise to the occasion -Buhari

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President Buhari departs Katsina for Mauritania ahead of the 31st Session of the AU Summit on 30th June 2018
President Buhari departs Katsina for Mauritania ahead of the 31st Session of the AU Summit on 30th June 2018 (File Photo)

By Olumide Olukayode,

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rise to the occasion of conducting a fair and credible election in the Presidential elections slated to hold tomorrow across the country even as he also urged Nigerians to have faith in INEC.

Buhari spoke Friday morning during a broadcast to Nigerians.

The President appealed to Nigerians to come out on Saturday to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice.

“As your President, I hereby ask all Nigerians with voting cards to participate in defining the future of our nation by exercising your democratic rights tomorrow. I urge you to go out and vote.

“I say this because 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.

“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.

“You will be able to vote in an atmosphere of openness and peace, devoid of fear from threat or intimidation. Tomorrow is an encounter with history in which you, the people, shall affirm your collective belief in our national greatness and in our future.

“I ask that you embrace and hold on to the importance of the moment soon to be upon us. Honour your civic duty as voters by going to the polls tomorrow to vote for the government of your choice, for the government that will lead Nigeria toward its finest destiny.

“As citizens there is no greater duty than this and no greater honour. Tomorrow, I know you will once again make Nigeria proud of its people.” he said.

The President urged Nigerians not to be discouraged by anyone from exercising their rights as citizens and voters tomorrow.

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