Connect with us

Politics

Anambra guber poll shows 2023 elections not under threat – Aregbesola

Published

on

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said on Thursday the successful conduct of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra was a confirmation of President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s commitment to the advancement of the nation’s democracy.

Aregbesola, who stated this in a chat with State House correspondents at the end of the National Security Council meeting in Abuja, noted that the peaceful conduct of the Anambra election had shown that the country’s national elections in two years time are not under threat.

The minister said: “That is a good assurance to all Nigerians, that we are committed to promoting democracy, that is in respect of Anambra election.

“The President was particularly happy that a free and fair gubernatorial election was held in Anambra. He was particularly happy that the combination of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies, from the military to the police and all the other agencies made that possible with the support of the people and the government of Anambra. We all saw the outcome.

READ ALSO: Challenging Soludo’s victory in Anambra election is disrespect to Buhari —APGA tells Uba

“With that, there is no doubt as to the commitment of our administration to promoting democracy, and ensuring that 2023 is not in any way threatened.

“He (President Buhari) is of the belief that more should still be done. But he commended all of them for the progress we are recording on all fronts.

“The President said that we are not yet where we should be. That Nigerians deserve to live in peace and until we achieve that, we will not rest.

“Specific orders have been given to all our security agencies. And we’ll see an improved response to all those challenging the sovereignty of Nigeria in whatever form and creating insecurity in whatever form anywhere.”

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Investigations