President Goodluck Jonathan. (File: AFP)
Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has assured eligible voters and the nation of adequate security during the Presidential election set for Saturday.
The President, in a broadcast message on Wednesday, said he had directed security agencies to ensure that voters’ right to participate in the election was fully facilitated.
“So have no fear on Election Day. Come out and vote for the candidates of your choice. Remember, we are all brothers and sisters from the womb of one Nigeria and as long as Nigeria wins, we have all won,” Jonathan said.
He restated that all elections during his watch would be free, fair and credible.
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“When I first assumed office as President of Nigeria on the 6th of May, 2010, I promised Nigerians that elections under my watch will be free, fair and credible," he said.
"Since then, I have taken deliberate steps to ensure that that promise translates to reality. Gone are the days of do or die elections. Gone are the days when the world looked down at our elections."
He said his administration had ensured that elections in Nigeria were a manifestation of "one man one vote, one woman one vote and one youth one vote."
"You can be sure that as long as Jonathan is President, your votes will count and be counted,” the president said.
Jonathan, the People's Democratic Party leader, is a frontrunner alongside former military ruler, Muhammadu Buharin for the highest office in Nigeria.
More than 74 million people are registered to vote in an election whose runup has been characterised by violence and acts of terror.