President Buhari today said even if he leaves office tomorrow, he wants Nigerians to remember him as a leader who respected them.
Buhari said this while speaking at the National Economic Committee meeting of APC in Abuja today March 24th.
Buhari made the remark while speaking on the recent acts of violence during some elections particularly that of Rivers state where 7 people including a corps member was killed ;
“Of course, the leadership of INEC has been changed, but I appeal to the leadership of the military, security agents and INEC that what I want Nigerians to remember me for, even if I have to leave the Presidency tomorrow is that I respect them.
I want all Nigerians to believe and hold their PVC as personal entitlement as Nigerians and use it the way the like, and vote for whoever they like at which ever election.
If they voluntarily sold it, it is part of their right and so, let them sell it and remain at home and not participate in any election.
But let the law enforcement agencies give them the confidence that nobody will come out and stop them from exercising their fundamental right.
I think that more Nigerians are killed or killed themselves in Rivers than in any particular state.
At this stage of our political development, to remain brutal is shameful and as a government, I promise we will do something by the next general election.”he said