Buhari backs more use of technology in elections -GCFRNG

Buhari backs more use of technology in elections -GCFRNG

Vows not to stay in office beyond May 29, 2023

*Warns tenure extension campaigners to desist

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that he will not remain in office as president beyond May 29, 2023.

The president also warned those campaigning for him to desist from such a dangerous journey, saying that he will abide by the constitution he vowed to uphold.

This is because he has provided tacit support for efforts to increase the role of technology in the nation’s elections.

His expression of support for increasing the role of technology in the elections came on the heels of clamor for the electronic transmission of results by many Nigerians to make the process credible.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had told the National Assembly and, indeed, Nigerians that the commission can transmit election results electronically.

A statement issued by the president’s chief special assistant on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, quoted the president as saying: “I swore by the Holy Quran that I will abide by the Constitution and will leave when my time is up. No “Tazarce” (extension of tenure). I don’t want anyone to start talking and campaigning for an unconstitutional extension. I will not accept it. “

According to the statement, President Buhari made the vote at a meeting in Mecca with a select group of Nigerians residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he just completed a visit.

The statement further said that the president “tacitly expressed his support for efforts to increase the role of technology in the nation’s elections, arguing that the introduction of the card reader and electronic registration was God’s answer to his prayers, having been cheated of his victory in three previous elections. “

The president said, “After the third supposed defeat, I said, ‘God Dey.’ My opponents laughed at me, but God answered my prayers by bringing technology. At that time, no one can steal your votes or buy them. “

President Buhari, who ended his visit to Saudi Arabia with Friday prayers at the Great Mosque of Mecca, said that he will continue to comply with the constitution in all its ramifications, and that he will monitor and treat his ministers on it at all times. base. .

He assured the meeting that for the rest of “eighteen months or so of my time, whatever I can do to improve the lives of Nigerians, I will do for the country.” The president praised Nigerians from the diaspora in the Kingdom for representing the country well and projecting its good image.

He also took the opportunity to urge citizens at home to be fair to his administration at all times, asking critics to compare the security situations in the Northeast and South-South in 2015 and how things have improved so far. now.

“My problem is the Northwest, where people kill and rob each other. I had to be very tough on them and I will continue to be very tough until we get them on line and get them back in order, ”he said.

President Buhari urged Nigerians living in the country to abide by the laws, continue to abide by the law, and do nothing to repeal the many years of friendly and mutually beneficial relations between the two countries.

A community leader, Dr. Abdulkadir Maikudi, speaking on behalf of the group, asked the president to assist the privately run Nigerian International School in the Kingdom by equipping it to provide scientific and technical education.

The Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Yahaya Lawal, and the Consul General in Jeddah, Ambassador Abdulkarim Mansur attested to the good conduct of the nearly 1.5 million Nigerians there.

According to them, “Nigerian professionals are doing well and projecting a good image of our country.”

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Buhari backs more use of technology in elections -GCFRNG

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