How I Emerged As President – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has said technological innovation made his emergence as president possible and that it was a testament of transparent electoral process.

Muhammadu Buhari defeated former president Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28 presidential election which was adjudged to be transparent according to local and foreign media.

The 2015 general elections witnessed the introduction of a card reader and a permanent voter’s card which helped to eliminate double voting and introduced a level of accuracy.

Professor Attahiru Jega who was the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) won several international awards for his composure and delivery of service including being named the electoral commissioner of the year by the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) of the United Kingdom.

The Nation reports that David Lawal, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation who represented the president at the National engineering conference and annual general meeting of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in Akure, Ondo state said the commitment of Nigerian engineers helped to achieve a fair election.

He added that the transparency of the election which led to Buhari being declared as winner was based on the expertise and commitment of the engineers.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo and Chief Afe Babalola who were at the conference urged the engineers to discharge their duties with a sense of professionalism.

The professionalism expected from engineers in connection to electoral practice is coming at a time when gubernatorial elections are coming on in Kogi and Bayelsa in November 21 and December 5 respectively.

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman INEC has vowed that the gubernatorial election in Kogi state will be free and fair and also promised that only Kogi state electorates will decide the next governor.

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