President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja expressed satisfaction with the peaceful conduct of the gubernatorial primaries of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo.
The president, who was speaking at the breaking of fast dinner with the leadership and chieftains of APC at the Presidential Villa, said the successful conduct of the primaries gave him a new hope.
He, however, stated that the party’s primaries coming up in Ondo would be closely watched to ensure it was free, fair and peaceful.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued the timetable for the conduct of governorship elections in both Edo and Ondo states.
The INEC stated that while the poll would hold on September 10 in Edo, Ondo would take its turn on November 26.
Buhari assured eligible voters in Edo and Ondo states that their votes would count.
“The successful conduct of APC primaries in Edo state gave me a new hope.
“We are going to watch Ondo very closely, we have to ensure that the vote of the people count”, he said.
On the social unrest in the Niger Delta areas, the president frowned at the destructive activities of the militants and enjoined the party leaderships and other Nigerians to talk to them on the need to embrace peace.
“I honestly don’t know how many factions the militants are in the Niger Delta compared to the North East where you have the Boko Haram
“The technology being deployed by the militants to destroy oil installations is high-tech, the way they can go on high seas and international waters and target oil installations is a national problem. It is affecting development.
“No insurance company will want to insure installations that will end up being blown up and no banks will want to finance such installations.
“Those of you who have friends among the …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper