The Presidency has assured Nigerians and the international community that Nigeria’s general elections in 2019 will be free and fair.
It also credited former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega for a credible general election in 2015.
These were disclosed in a statement made available to the journalist on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
He was reacting to a United Nation’s prediction that 2019 elections in Nigeria will be credible and violent-free.
A representative of the United Nations was said to have made the prediction in a Channels TV interview.
Shehu described the prediction as yet another evidence of the world’s confidence in Nigeria’s current administration.
He expressed satisfaction at what he referred as the world body’s accurate observation of the trends in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, which he said could only lead down the path of free and fair elections come 2019.
He said, “The Buhari government doesn’t believe in cheap propaganda.
“It is not about responding to the attacks, false allegations, and insinuations of the PDP or of the still very active media machinery of the previous government.
“We believe in taking active steps to ensure that the future of Nigeria is better than it is today and we are glad to see that the United Nations has acknowledged this.
“Under the government of President Buhari, a number of credible elections have been conducted in states and local governments across Nigeria and, so far, there has been no cause for fear or worry.”