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Nigerians Who Sell Their Votes Have No Rights-President Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that those who sell their votes cannot complain of the abuse of rights.

He stated this during his Nigerian at 60 Independence Day speech.

According to him, Nigerians who sell their votes should be prepared to be denied their rights.

He also said that he is a firm believer in transparent, free, fair, and credible elections, citing the Edo State election as an example.

The president also noted that the outcome of Edo state election should be an encouragement to Nigerians that he is committed to ensuring that the electorate’s votes count.

“The recent build-up and eventual outcome of the Edo State elections should encourage Nigerians that it is my commitment to bequeath to this country processes and procedures that would guarantee that the people’s votes count,” he said.

“The problems with our electoral process are mainly human-induced as desperate desire for power leads to desperate attempts to gain power and office.

“Democracy, the world over and as I am pursuing in Nigeria, recognizes the power of the people. However, if some constituencies choose to bargain off their power, they should be prepared for denial of their rights.

“This call is made more urgent if we realise that even after a transparent, free, fair, and credible election, desperation leads to compromising the judiciary to upturn legitimate decisions of the people.”

 

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