Politics Will Be More Difficult, No One Should Underrate Nigerian Voters – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the 2023 elections has shown the growing strength of democracy in the country of which there is no more easy route to power.

Buhari, who indirectly mocked some governors serving out their final terms for failing to secure a position in the Senate, stated that he was shocked that Nigerian voters are now more sophisticated because they now realize they have a say when it comes to the choice of their leaders.

The President, disclosed this on Thursday while playing host to the newly-installed Emir of Dutse, Jigawa State Capital, Muhammad Hamim Nuhu Sunusi at the State House in Abuja.

His words, “It is a testament to the maturity of our democracy and to the amazing sophistication of the voter. What shocked me was that the ordinary citizen who is usually underrated has made the point of his political understanding of things.

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“Assumption is always that you are governor for eight years and you go to the Senate to crown the career. No one should underrate the Nigerian voter anymore. Politics will be more difficult, henceforth.”

Information Nigeria reports that following the election, only 25 percent of the 469 members of the 9th assembly won to return to the 10th assembly.

Seven governors, including Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Samuel Ortom (Benue), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Darius Ishaku (Taraba), Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) lost their bids to get elected into the national assembly.