President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja advised those planning to undermine the 2023 general election to perish the idea.
President Buhari also warned of foreign interference in the forthcoming elections and also vowed to use all available legal means to protect the votes of the Nigerian people.
The President made the announcement during a Iftar dinner with members of the Diplomatic Corps.
“Those planning to rig the forthcoming elections should think twice because I intend to resolutely protect and defend the sacred will of the Nigerian people, to be expressed through the ballot box,”he said.
‘‘As you are all aware, the tenure of this administration ends on May 29, 2023. Typical of election years all over the world, the tempo of political activities is often high.
‘‘That is the nature of democracy. I am committed to bequeathing a stronger culture of credible elections to Nigeria than I met.
‘‘As Nigeria goes through this trajectory, I urge our friends in the global community, represented by you the Diplomatic Corps, to adopt a positive role that reinforces the doctrine of respect for our internal affairs and respect for facts and devoid of preconceived notions and bias,’’ he said.