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The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has fulfilled his promise to achieve free, fair and acceptable elections.

The Informant247 recalls that the president in September 2022 while speaking at the United Nations general assembly (UNGA77) in September 2022 promised to promote the “sanctity of constitutional term limits” by achieving “a process of credible elections through which Nigerians elect leaders of their choice”.

The minister while speaking with some international media organisations in Washington DC said the president discouraged the use of security agents to manipulate the election.

The minister said the president enabled a level-playing ground for the elections to hold.

“Proof of this resolution is that the president’s party lost the presidential election in Katsina, his home state. Equally, the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, lost in his state, Lagos, while the chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu, lost in Nasarawa state to the Labour Party,” Lai was quoted as saying.

“The director-general of the campaign organisation of our party also lost to PDP in Plateau state. Nothing gives this election more credence than those facts because there was no rigging in states where our bigwigs come from.”

“Under our laws today, management of election results is manual and the court has ruled that INEC has the exclusive right to determine the mode of election, its collation and transmission,” he said.

“What happened on the 25th of February was that INEC observed that the results of the presidential elections were not being viewed. INEC, suspecting a cyber attack, withheld the uploading of the results to preserve the integrity of the data.

“It immediately proceeded to float an alternative platform while asking its technicians to investigate what happened to its original portal.”

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