How Buhari resisted urge to rig Anambra election – Lai Mohammed | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says President Muhammadu Buhari resisted urge to rig the just concluded governorship election in Anambra State in favour of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Mohammed disclosed that Buhari resisted the urge to rig the election when he ordered the reinstatement of the re-elected Governor, Willie Obiano’s security aides who had been withdrawn by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, ahead of the commencement of the election.

Addressing journalists in Abuja, Mohammed noted that Buhari created a level playing field for all candidates involved in the last Saturday’s election.

Mohammed stressed that Obiano benefitted immensely from Buhari’s commitment to free, fair and credible election.

He said, “The Muhammadu Buhari’s administration provided a level playing field for all and he showed that from the manner he restored the security aides of Governor Obiano.

“For whatever reason, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) felt that, going by experience, it will not be proper to leave the security aides.

“So, he posted out the Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the governor and other key security officials.

“But the president felt that it is not enough to be honest, you must also appear honest and whatever the reasons the IGP might have is about perception.

“He said the right thing to do is to restore the governor’s aides and design a manner to ensure that nobody will abuse the constitution.

“This has never happened in the history of Nigeria. I know that the practice before was that a few days before election, commissioners of police will be posted out even, sometimes, INEC officials or DG SSS will be posted out.


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  1. You are fooling yourselves. Who is the IGP working for?? Buhari.
    This government always do stupid things,then after will reverse. We are not in military regime,tell Mr president. This is pure democracy. Immediately they saw that senate has given order to the IGP to reinstate the guards of the governor,PMB also gave and instruction knowing it will cause another national uprear or shame like one of the cases of Maina and others.
    Lia Mohamed,you and your lying mouth...These no way you and your party APC would have win Anambra our state either by crook or by hook. Stop all this fake stories and Movies. Nigerians are wiser than your old way of thinking.

    1. mind you if Buhari is bend on doing something not even the Senate can stop him please find out, it is good we do things on conscience and the fear of God this will move the country forward

  2. Buhari resisted the urge to rig the election,Lia Mohamed,you will surely go to hell. Old layer

  3. Nr Liar Mohammed, will you shut smelling mouth this once?

  4. Meaning that you LIAR Mohammed suggested to Buhari that he should have the election rigged but he turned you down.

  5. Lai Mohd should have simply put it this way: GEJ/PDP wanted to ring the election but Bihari resisted it. Hahahaha..... Liar.

  6. Meaning they have been rigging elections........deceitful government.

  7. It then come to reason on how elections are rigged in Nigeria. Laid Mohammed, you've given an insight into a problem I've been trying to solve. You must be a genius in this act. So, removal of security aids of the incumbent governor is the panacea to election rigging in Nigeria. Thanks for this vital info.


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