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2023 elections free, truthful – Buhari tells Commonwealth leaders

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Pulse stories that Buhari departed Nigeria for the United Kingdom on Wednesday, Might 3, 2023, to affix different Commonwealth Leaders for the coronation ceremony of King Charles III as King of the UK and Chief of the Commonwealth.

Throughout his tackle to his colleagues at a Commonwealth Leaders Summit in London, the president expressed his satisfaction with the conduct of the just-concluded elections in Nigeria contemplating the turnout of voters and the widely peaceable ambiance below which it occurred.

The summit, which was a part of the foremost occasions resulting in the coronation of His Majesty, King Charles II was held on Friday, Might 5, 2023.


The theme of the occasion centered on the way forward for the Commonwealth as a physique and the position of the youth.

Speaking concerning the end result of the elections, Buhari mentioned the nation has taken one other step in the direction of deepening its democracy with peaceable, clear and credible elections.

He mentioned the nation learnt classes which might make subsequent polls even higher, including that the temper of the nation after the announcement of the winners confirmed that democracy is maturing in Nigeria and might solely get higher.

The Nigerian chief mentioned, “These elections noticed a exceptional turnout of voters and proof that Nigeria’s democracy is maturing.

“Regardless of some pockets of violence, we have now demonstrated {that a} authorities might be elected peacefully and pretty.


“Classes have been learnt and shifting ahead, we hope to carry out even higher.

“Based mostly on this, I’m delighted to notice that we have now taken one other step in the direction of deepening our democracy with peaceable, clear and credible outcomes.

“Although we’re conscious that challenges nonetheless exist, we’re dedicated to working in the direction of a larger participation of all Nigerians within the democratic course of, together with these within the diaspora.”

Nevertheless, many Nigerians, particularly supporters of the primary opposition events might disagree with the president’s feedback that the elections had been peaceable and credible.

Pulse stories that the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have vehemently rejected the declaration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, because the winner of the presidential election.


Similarly, Peter Obi, the Labour Get together candidate has additionally described the method that produced Tinubu as fraudulent whereas additionally accusing the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) of colluding with the ruling social gathering to rig the method.

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) will begin sitting on Monday, Might 8, 2023, to listen to the petitions filed by Obi and Atiku in search of to nullify Tinubu’s victory.