President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday reassured Nigerians that the 2023 general elections will be peaceful and will “ensure the emergence of candidates with integrity”.
The President said this when he received an All Progressives Congress aspirant vying for the Kano Central Senatorial district seat, Senator Basheer Lado. Lado is the immediate past Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons.
Lado’s meeting with the President comes a day before the senatorial primary elections of the APC which holds Friday, May 27.
Addressing State House Correspondents after his meeting with the President, he said “As you are aware, Kano State is the largest producer of votes in Nigeria.
“It is the decider of who becomes the next president in the presidential election.
“Just like my Governor HE Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has done in the past, I respectfully informed and reassured Mr President that the APC is still the party to beat in Kano despite recent defections.”
According to Lado, President Buhari declared his commitment to credible elections that would ensure the emergence of candidates with integrity.
“After my briefing, Mr President reiterated his commitment to credible and peaceful elections and also his desire to see candidates with integrity prevail at the polls all across Nigeria,” Lado said.