Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the United States of America in particular, and international communities in general to take active part in ensuring that the February general elections are truly free, fair and credible.
A statement from the Director of Media and Publicity of the APC
Presidential Campaign Organization, Mallam Garba Shehu quoted General Buhari of telling the US Secretary of State, John Kerry at a meeting in Abuja as being satisfied with the US call for free and fair election and non-violence February elections.
General Buhari also called on all responsible politicians to support the objectives of free, fair and non-violent polls as advocated by the US government even as he appealed to the Goodluck Jonathan-led administration to show commitment to free and fair elections and non-violence.
The APC Presidential candidate, according to Garba Shehu, also called on other members of the international community to show active interest in the attitude of the PDP administration to these issues of non-violence and free and fair elections.
According to him, the U.S. and other members of the international community should not leave the Jonathan administration to its devices or whims and caprices, adding that the government must be held to its commitments to avoid any hanky-panky during the elections.
On the US threat to deny Visa to politicians that engage in electoral violence and malpractices, General Buhari fully endorsed the measure to serve as deterrence and give credibility to Nigeria’s democracy and electoral system. [myad]