President Muhammadu Buhari stated he revered the independence of the Impartial National Electoral Fee (INEC) and gave it a cross mark for conducting what he described as free and honest elections in Nigeria.
The elections which have been marred by widespread rigging and violence has been described as the more severe elections performed in Nigeria since its return to democratic rule in 1999.
The President made the commendation whereas delivering his tackle to commemorate Nigeria’s democracy day.
He stated, “As we speak, we’re privileged to mark the longest interval of unbroken democratic management and fifth peaceable switch of energy from one democratically elected authorities to a different in Nigeria.
“All through the final 4 years, I revered the independence of INEC. I ensured that INEC received all of the sources it wanted for impartial and neutral administration of elections within the nation.
“All events are agreed that the current elections, which apart from pockets of unrest, have been free, honest and peaceable.
“I thank all of the individuals who labored for our occasion, who campaigned and who voted for us. I thank my fellow Nigerians, who, since 2003 have persistently voted for me.
“Victory is your best reward; peace, unity and larger prosperity shall be our collective leg.”