A chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Abdulmumin Jibrin, has opined that President Muhammadu Buhari is duty-bound to conduct a free and fair election in 2023.
Buhari had on September 21 told world leaders at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York that his administration will bequeath credible elections next year.
But Jibrin, who spoke in Abuja during a citizens’ election dialogue on the theme, “What makes a good election in Nigeria,” stated that the Commander-in-Chief should not think he is doing Nigerians a favour by the pledge.
He claimed that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was against taking Nigerians for granted in the quest for good governance.
“It is important for us not to take Nigerians for granted. Yes, President Muhammadu Buhari made that comment internationally that he will bequeath a free and fair election,” he said.
“It is not a favour to Nigerians, it is a responsibility. So, we should not wrongly interpret that,” the ex-Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation added.