President Buhari has praised the use of technology in the conduct of the 2015 general election, which he said helped him to win the election because it eliminated all forms of electoral malpractices.
The President said this on Tuesday at the breaking of fast with the judiciary at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said: Thanks to God and thanks to technology because this permanent voter card and card readers are fantastic. Those who went to their polling booths in their constituency and voted, their votes counted. Before the introduction of such, votes were disregarded and results written and there was nothing you can do before the justices to proof your case. But now with technology it has been made easy.
That is why I keep appealing to the Governors to embark on voters’ education, to please tell the people that their voters card is their national card so to speak. Let them vote for anybody they want across ethnicity and religion and impose their decisions on them. I think that is what I am calling on and I am begging the Governors to please continue with voters’ education so that people will take their permanent voters card seriously and make sure that they don’t loose it.
The President said the judiciary is an important group of people that commands respect in the society thus; they should also sensitize the people.
I am bothering you with this because you are in a position of influence and you come from a constituency that is recognized and what you say will mean a lot to the people at your constituency, he said.
President Muhammadu Buhari also appealed to State Governors and leaders at all levels to embark on a massive voter education ahead of the 2019 general elections in the country.
Speaking earlier, former chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore commended President Buhari for steering the sheep of leadership very well in Nigeria, urging him to remain focused on taking the country to ‘the promised land.’
Belgore said citizens of Nigeria are exceptionally good people that are found all over the world.
He urged citizens to continue to project the image of Nigeria wherever they find themselves.
Source: Voice of Nigeria