President Muhammadu Buhari in his regular calmness, assured the nation that the outcomes of the polls can be a mirrored image of the want of the folks.
President Buhari, who has persistently insisted that nobody needs to be intimidated or insulted within the political marketing campaign, stated that he understood the yearnings of Nigerians.
The president advised his supporters to repeatedly showcase achievements as a substitute of mudslinging and violence.
President Buhari spoke when he obtained Letter of Credence from Ambassador of Finland to Nigeria, Dr Jyrki Juhani Pulkkinen.
He additionally stated he believed within the collective dream for a larger nation.
Buhari stated Nigerians reserved the correct to elect leaders at varied ranges in 2019, including that each one efforts can be made to safeguard the integrity of the elect oral course of.
The president stated: “I respect the folks’s emotions. I guarantee all that we are going to have a free and truthful election subsequent 12 months.’’
He congratulated Finland on its 101 independence anniversary, Dec. 6, 2018 and counseled the rising relations between Nigeria and Finland, particularly in areas of Data Communication Know-how (ICT), commerce and training.
In his remarks, the Ambassador known as for extension of the relations between the 2 international locations for mutual advantages particularly within the space of electrical energy, sensible expertise and crises administration initiatives.
“We are going to wish to contribute to Africa rising, and we all know that Nigeria is the most important nation on the continent, so we’re very within the development of Nigeria,’’ he stated.
On the degree of the United Nations, Pulkkinen stated his nation would proceed to assist the restructuring of the multilateral establishment to provide larger roles to African international locations like Nigeria.
Buhari additionally obtained Letter of Credence from Ambassador of France, Mr Jerome Pasquier.
He stated on the event that French President Emmanuel Macron’s go to to Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, and the stopover in Lagos, was actually spectacular in bolstering each international locations’ relations.
The President additionally stated he was impressed with relations between France and its former colonies in Africa, noting that France had continued to play optimistic roles in selling safety and financial development within the international locations.
“France is investing a lot in Nigeria and we’re grateful,’’ he stated.
The President, nonetheless, known as for extra assist within the combat towards terrorism, noting that the networks stored increasing with fighters transferring throughout borders to assist insurgents.
Responding, France Ambassador stated President Macron would proceed to assist Nigeria, particularly within the ongoing battle towards terrorism, with particular curiosity in gathering and sharing of intelligence.
He counseled Buhari for Nigeria’s position in resolving the disaster in Togo and Guinea Bissau.
Buhari additionally obtained Letter of Credence from the Ambassador of Czech Republic, Mr Marek Skolil, assuring him of improved financial relations in areas resembling strong mineral exploration.
Mr Skolil stated his nation would proceed to assist the Nigerian navy within the combat towards terrorism within the North-East.
“Nigeria is an important nation for us. We stay up for stronger ties, notably with the armed forces,’’ he stated.