President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigerians will soon appreciate and sing the praises of the governing party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Buhari said APC, under his leadership, will continue to strengthen Nigeria’s electoral process.
He added that the party will continue to respect Nigerians by ensuring that their votes count and the people’s voice matters in choosing political leaders at different levels.
The President spoke on Monday when he received members of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) led by Chairman and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, at the State House.
He asserted that non-interference in elections, lent credence to the political process, ensures participation and inclusiveness and shows that the governing party respects the electorate.
“I want Nigerians to know that we respect them and for us to show that we will allow them to vote who they want.
“We all witnessed what happened in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun States. What happened in those states gives me a lot of hope that we are succeeding.’’
For the 2023 elections, Buhari said the government would also ensure that Nigerians don’t get intimidated or humiliated by those in positions or the more privileged.
“We will not allow anyone to use personal resources or their influence to intimidate other Nigerians. We will not allow intimidation materially, morally or physically. This is the kind of leadership that can emerge and consolidate our nation.
“In six months, Nigerians will appreciate the government of APC that we are sincere and we respect them,’’ he added.
President Buhari urged the party’s political leaders to intensify efforts in “thinking, meeting and strategizing for the 2023 elections.’’