Following the conduct of the general elections, the President of the federal republic of Nigeria, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, in Abuja, stated he is proud of the Nigerian electorate for using their franchise right to decided who won or lost.”
The president however registered his displeasure that some candidates, especially those of the All Progressives Congress, lost their bid.
“I am unhappy that some candidates lost in the election. But I am inspired by the fact that voters were able to make their own decision, to decide who won and who lost,” Buhari told the outgoing United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, at the State House, Abuja.
This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement released on Tuesday titled ‘Recent elections proof of nation’s voter vibrancy, maturity, says President Buhari.’
In the statement Buhari said he was “completely satisfied” with his own role in the election process staying out of it without interfering.
“Nigeria’s democracy has truly matured. People are realising their power. Given the chance of a free and fair vote, nobody can tell them what to do.
“With the currency change, there was no money to spread around but even then, I told voters to take the money and vote according to their consciences.”