The Presidency on Monday assured Nigerians and the international community that the 2019 general elections will be free and fair.
It also said the 2015 general election was credible just because of the then chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed these in a statement made available to journalists.
Shehu was reacting to a United Nation’s prediction that 2019 elections in Nigeria will be credible and violent-free.
He described the prediction as yet another indication of the world’s confidence in Nigeria’s current administration.
A United Nations representative was said to have made the prediction in a Channels TV interview.
Shehu expressed pleasure at what he called the world body’s accurate observation of the trends in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, which he said could only lead down the path of free and fair elections come 2019.
He said, “The Buhari government doesn’t believe in cheap propaganda.
“It is not about responding to the attacks, false allegations, and insinuations of the PDP or of the still very active media machinery of the previous government.
“We believe in taking active steps to ensure that the future of Nigeria is better than it is today and we are glad to see that the United Nations has acknowledged this.
“Under the government of President Buhari, a number of credible elections have been conducted in states and local governments across Nigeria and, so far, there has been no cause for fear or worry.”