President Muhammadu Buhari has scored his administration high in the just concluded elections in the country, saying the elections were so transparent that some members of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, were routed and unseated.
In his Sallah message which was made available to journalists by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari says the peaceful outcome of the 2023 general elections will go down on record as one of the proudest achievements of his administration in addition to his neutrality in the conduct of the elections.
In his goodwill message on the occasion of the Eid el Fitr celebration to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting month, President Buhari says the outcomes of the elections are in line with his pledge to leave a legacy of free and fair elections.
He added that he is proud to have created a level playing field for all contestants regardless of party affiliation in order to produce a fair outcome for all.
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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.
On the Ramadan fast, President Buhari congratulated Muslims on successfully completing the spiritual obligation.
While praying to Allah to reward the Muslims for their sacrifices during the fasting season, President Buhari advised that we shouldn’t forget the important lessons of Ramadan which includes improving our bond with the underprivileged and poor members of society.