President Muhammadu Buhari expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, describing the country’s democracy as maturing. He emphasized the importance of learning from the recent polls to improve subsequent elections.
During the Commonwealth Leaders’ Summit held as part of the events leading to the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III as King of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Commonwealth, President Muhammadu Buhari commended the maturity of Nigeria’s democracy.
According to a statement by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, saying that it left lessons to be learned to improve subsequent polls.
The President noted the remarkable turnout of voters during the elections and acknowledged the peaceful and fair nature of the election despite some pockets of violence. He also highlighted the vital role of Nigerian youths in the elections and in support of national development.
President Buhari attributed the youth participation in the General Elections to the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ Bill, which was signed into law by his administration in 2018. Furthermore, the President announced that Nigeria would host the Commonwealth Youth and Students Summit for African Region in Abuja from May 9-11, 2023, with the theme, ‘Making Change Happen.’