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Nigeria’s 2023 Elections Will Deepen Democracy And Set Example For Africa – Buhari


On Monday the 25th of July, President Muhammadu Buhari shared his high faith in the forthcoming 2023 presidential elections, he said the 2023 elections will “deepen democracy in Nigeria and set an example for the rest of Africa.”

Mr. President, represented by his Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, said this while speaking at the celebration of Nigeria’s National Diaspora Day that was held in Abuja, he said his government is committed to transparent, credible, free and fair elections.

He went on to say, “I have repeatedly assured of my personal commitment as well as that of my administration to ensure that the processes continue to be transparent, credible, free and fair leading to a smooth election and transition to the next government. This is the only way we can deepen democracy in Nigeria and set the right example for the rest of Africa and hopefully stop the recourse of unconstituted change in government in our subregion and other parts of the African continent.”

In his speech, Mr. Buhari commended the 17 million Nigerians in Diaspora for being “worthy representatives of Nigeria” in their various host countries and for their contributions to the home country.

He also went on to commend the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) for its engagement with the diaspora and for its ability to come up with commendable programmes for the Nigerians in the diaspora; programmes which according to Mr Buhari “will have considerable impacts on our economy for sustainable development.”

The hybrid event, organised by NiDCOM, is the 16th celebrated by Nigeria and the fourth since the creation of the commission in 2019.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairperson of NiDCOM, while addressing journalists at the event, said the event is not a jamboree but a platform for critical discussion and engagements and taking the next steps.

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