President Muhammadu Buhari who drums up support for the candidates of his All Progressives Congress (APC), urged Nigerians to vote for APC flagbearers on Saturday.
In his message to Nigerians on the rescheduled election, the President who described Saturday as important as February 23, when the Presidential and National Assembly elections were held said that security agencies will ensure a peaceful exercise.
He cautioned youths against yielding themselves as willing tools for violence and ballot box snatching.
The President who said that the second and final phase of the 2019 general elections comes up on Saturday, March 9, with Nigerians voting for governors and members of Houses of Assembly in the states stated he wants to extend his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives or sustained injuries as a result of accidents or criminal violence during the elections.
He said “The onus is once again on qualified people to turn out in large numbers to exercise their civic rights. With the presidential poll behind us, let us not become complacent, and fail to vote in the gubernatorial poll. The forthcoming elections are as important for good governance as that of the presidency and the National Assembly.
“Indeed, governance at the state level is closer to us, and should touch our lives more directly. That is why it is vital for us to participate in the choice of who governs us at the state levels.
The President, who urged the masses to troop out massively on Saturday to elect your governors and state lawmakers, stated that Him as a member of the APC, recommends those standing on the platform of the party to you, as we are guided by progressive ideals, and we will not disappoint you.
The President went on: “Let’s make the gubernatorial polls much better than the presidential, which the local and international observers have adjudged to be free and fair.”