Full text of President Buhari’s address to Nigerians ahead of this weekend’s governorship and state assembly elections

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Buhari addressed Nigerians ahead of the polls

President Muhammadu Buhari broadcasts new speech to Nigerians superiority of the second phase of the 2019 elections , which includes governorship and members of Houses of Assembly in the states poll.

Buhari addressed Nigerians ahead of the polls which comes up on Saturday , March 9. Read full text below;

Let me once then proffer my condolences to the families of those who lost their lives or sustained injuries as a result of accidents or criminal violence during the elections.

The onus is once then on qualified people to turn out in large numbers to exercise their societal rights.


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With the presidential poll overdue us , let us not wilt complacent , and goof to vote in the gubernatorial poll.

The forthcoming elections are as important for good governance as that of the presidency and the National Assembly.

Indeed , governance at the state level is closer to us , and should touch our lives increasingly directly. That is why it is vital for us to participate in the nomination of who governs us at the state levels.

I , therefore , urge you to troop out massively on Saturday to elect your governors and state lawmakers.

As a member of the All Progressives Congress ,

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I recommend those standing on the platform of the party to you , as we are guided by progressive ideals , and we will not disappoint you.

Equally , I urge you to comport yourself properly , as you turn out for the election.

Avoid all deviant behaviours like ballot stuffing , ballot snatching , and any other whoopee that does not conform with weightier electoral practices.


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I reassure you that the security agencies will be on hand to protect voters , and ensure that the process is not undermined in anyway.

Let make the gubernatorial polls , much largest than the presidential , which Local and International observers have adjudged to be self-ruling and fair.

May I repeat my request to our young people: do not indulge yourselves to be used to rationalization violence or to unravel the law or otherwise disturb the peace.

I have pledged decent and suppositious electoral system for our country. I stand by that promise.

Let us together do the right thing on Saturday , so that the weightier hands can sally at the states , and take us faster to the Next Level.

Thank you , and God solemnize our country. Amen.

Muhammadu Buhari
March 6 , 2019

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