Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has
lamented the inconclusive polls held in Bayelsa and Kogi States recently.
The conduct of the polls has been in stark contrast to
the globally-endorsed poll that steered him to power earlier this year.
The President added that it was unfortunate that there
were still of reports of unhelpful electoral attitudes in the recent elections
held in the two states.
Elections have been ruled inconclusive amid some
However, Buhari called on Nigerians to support all
necessary measures to ensure free, fair and credible elections in the country.
Such measures, he said, include the use of card readers
and permanent voter cards.
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The President stated this while receiving members of the
newly elected Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) Executive Committee at the
Presidential Villa in Abuja.
He said more work was needed to perfect the conduct of
elections in the country.
He regret that electorate in some parts of the country
were deprived the use of card readers and permanent voter cards during the last
general elections, despite the enthusiasm that followed their introduction into
Nigeria’s electoral system.
Nonetheless, he congratulated the newly-elected Chairman
of IPAC, Malam Bashir Yusuf, who is also the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic
Movement and thanked them for their strong support for his candidacy in the
build-up to the 2015 presidential elections.
Malam Bashir Yusuf pledged the group’s support to
President Buhari’s fight against insurgency and corruption in the country.
He also reaffirmed IPAC’s belief in the unity,
progress and indivisibility of Nigeria.
- CAJ News