Following the release of the timetable for 2019 elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday advised politicians to emulate his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, who put up a decent conduct in the 2015 elections.
Buhari said this while delibering a keynote address at the 15th Daily Trust Dialogue. He was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha.
He advised against electoral violence before, during and after the polls.
Daily Post quoted him as saying: “My Predecessor,President Goodluck Jonathan by his actions in 2015, had already set the tone for decent political conduct in the country.
“I also call on politicians and political parties to pledge their commitment to the peaceful democratic process by urging their supporters to respect the electoral process and restrain them from violence. All aggrieved parties should seek redress through constitutional means and respect for the rule of law.
“On our part, I want to assure Nigerians that my administration will not condone any violence, support any individual or groups that undermine citizens’ confidence in the ability of the country’s political institutions to conduct peaceful and successful elections”.