Ensure Peaceful Election With Your Influence – Buhari Tells Traditional Rulers

Ahead of the 2019 elections, President Buhari has called on traditional rulers to help ensure a peaceful election with their positions as the closest to the grassroots. Buhari made this known while speaking on Friday in Abuja during an audience with a delegation of traditional rulers from the Southwest of the country. He said;“those who fear that their persons or their policies cannot win elections might resort to incitements to violence. Our young people must not be left to those who will instigate violence and cause others to lose their property or lives. We are determined to keep order and I hope Your Highnesses are on the same page with us.” On the infrastructural development across the nation he said; “In every state in Nigeria, we are doing at least one major road project. In the Southwest, we are completing the Lagos to Ibadan expressway. The reconstruction of this road, which is the busiest in Nigeria, had not been given the attention it deserved till now. “We will complete the first phase of railway, Lagos to Ibadan by the end of this month. We are also working on several power projects in the Southwest, of importance is the imminent completion of power supply to Ondo South where many of the local governments have not had power for years.” Buhari also appreciated the traditional rulers especially the people of Southwest, for setting the example of religious tolerance and unity, saying, “It is to your credit as traditional rulers that such harmony between religions has been achieved.” Buhari also appreciated the custodians of culture for the solidarity visit: “I am very much encouraged, and your support makes me even more determined to work with the best of my ability for this country and its people.”Photo Credit: Getty


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