President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians not to allow themselves to be led astray by politicians who are bent in disrupting the 2023 elections.
He also urged Nigerians to be vigilant and assume responsibility in guaranteeing smooth elections come 2023.
Buhari said in his valedictory new year message to Nigerians that it was an honour to serve Nigeria.
He said to ensure a credible poll in 2023 he signed the amended 2022 Electoral Bill.
“We as Nigerians must also take responsibility to ensure we participate in ensuring that the 2023 elections are free and fair by not engaging in anti-state activities and other nefarious acts that may affect the run of the polls.
“We must also resist every attempt to be used by politicians to create unrest in any form to disrupt the elections. We, as government will ensure such activities are met with the full force of the law.
“This year is particularly important to me because this message is in essence valedictory.
“After having the honour of serving you, my compatriots, for the last seven-plus years, my tenure as your President in the most revered tradition of our ongoing and maturing democracy must necessarily come to an end,” Buhari said in a statement by his media aide, Mallam Garba Shehu and given to Persecondnews on Saturday.
“In the next five months, we would have gone to the polls and elected a new president along with new governors and a plethora of other elected officials at both the national and state levels.”