According to President Muhammadu Buhari, the peaceful conclusion of the general elections in 2023 “will go down on record as one of the proudest achievements of my administration in addition to our neutrality in the conduct of the elections.”
President Buhari stated that “the outcome of the elections were in line with my pledge to leave a legacy of free and fair elections” in his well-wishes to Muslims on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration to commemorate the end of the Ramadan fasting season.
“I’m proud that I have created a level playing field for all contestants regardless of party affiliation in order to produce a fair outcome for all.”
According to the President, “Free and fair elections are the only principles that give credibility to our democracy because the subversion of the will of the people undermines democracy itself.”
“The elections were so transparent that even members of my own party were routed and unseated. At no point did I interfere with the process in order to give an unfair advantage to anyone,” the President added.