The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential flag bearer, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday appealed to party supporters to maintain a rancour-free atmosphere in the run-up to Saturday’s elections.
Buhari said this in a message to Nigerians tagged Last Campaign at a world news conference in Abuja.
In his message, her urged party faithfuls to treat others with the same kind of respect they expect.
‘”As we come out to vote on Saturday, I appeal to all Nigerians to shun violence in whatever form. It is the right of every adult Nigerian to vote and expect that their votes would count in a free, fair and credible election.
”However, we also have a responsibility to respect the choice of others and grant them the same treatment that we expect,” he said.
Buhari further appealed to security agencies to remember that their dream of one Nigeria was the same with everyone else hence they should safeguard the will of the people.
“I also want to call on all our men and women in uniform, the judiciary, and all others who have constitutional responsibility to safeguard our democracy, to remember that their responsibility is primarily to Nigerians and the survival of Nigeria. They must therefore not allow anyone to use them to subvert the will of the Nigerian people. I believe that their dreams and aspirations are not different from those of other Nigerians. I have no doubt that with God being on our side, together we can make our country great once again.”
He urged Nigerians not to ignore the significance of the times as a stable Nigeria was important to Nigerians and the world.
He said it was the fourth time that he would be standing for election as the President of Nigeria because he was driven by a keen awareness of the potential greatness of our country and the desire to provide the leadership that will unleash this huge potential.
“I believe that a stable and prosperous Nigeria is not only important to Nigerians. It is also important to Africa and the rest of the world. The evidence of this is the unprecedented attention that our country will receive this weekend. On Saturday, the whole world would wait with baited breath for the greatest black nation on earth to take charge of its destiny. We must therefore not miss the significance of this moment. We must not let ourselves and our country down.”