President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Thursday, called for free, fair and credible polls in the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa states.
News About Nigeria reports that the President made the appeal during the presentation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) flags to the standard-bearers in the upcoming elections in Abuja.
In a statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu presented the party flags to Timipre Sylva for Bayelsa State; Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, who is running for a second term in office, and Ahmed Ododo for Kogi State.
“All I am pleading for is for free and fair elections. I believe we will do well,” he said.
Tinubu, however, expressed confidence in the chances of the APC’s victory in the forthcoming polls, noting that the hard work and records of the candidates, as well as the collective efforts of party officials, members of the APC National Working Committee, and the APC National Chairman, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, will slide the candidates into a seamless victory.
He maintained that the collective efforts of the faithful also aided in inspiring his optimism in the forthcoming elections.
Going down memory lane, the APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Ganduje, noted that when democracy came to Nigeria in 1999, there was a general election which produced the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the governors of the states, which due to litigation and court processes and judgments, a new dimension was created resulting in off-season elections