President Muhammadu Buhari says preparations for the 2023 national elections are in active stages.
He said this yesterday in Seoul, Republic of Korea during an interactive meeting with the leadership and select members of the Nigerian Community as part of his engagements at the end of the First World Bio Summit 2022.
He sought their “prayers and support to enable us transit peacefully to the next administration and deepen the democratic processes in Nigeria.
He expressed delight that the “outcomes of the last four off-season elections have left us with great optimism for better conducted and acceptable 2023 elections.”
Speaking during his meeting with the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Kim Jin-Pyo, on the sidelines of the World Bio Summit 2022, Buhari said the successes achieved in the recent off-season elections in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun States, confirmed that the people of Nigeria had approved the democratic form of government.
He said: “We’re proud that our patriotic people are given the right to choose who will govern and represent them in the various legislative houses at state and federal levels.”
He reaffirmed Nigeria’s commitment to stabilising the country’s democratic system.
Buhari, who recalled his political journey dotted with several attempts and court cases to clinch the Presidency, praised the introduction of technology, especially the use of Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) for his eventual success at the polls.
He noted that the diversities introduced by the colonial history of Nigeria, unlike in Korea, had not made governance easy.