President Muhammadu Buhari says the All Progressives Congress (APC) must unite for electoral victory.
Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as saying this when Dikko Radda, APC governorship candidate in Katsina, and Faruk Lawal Jobe, his running mate, visited him at his country home on Friday.
Buhari said party leaders need “to sit together” and ensure unity in order to avoid defeat in the forthcoming elections.
He said he received frequent reports on the ongoing campaigns in Katsina and felt happy that so much hard work was being put into the exercise.
The president reiterated his resolve to ensure free, fair, and credible elections in the country. Buhari said the outcomes of the elections in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun states were testimonies of that resolution on his part.
He said he was honoured by the visit and wished the party victory in the elections.
On Wednesday, the president noted that the 2023 elections will be free of manipulation and difficult to rig.
“We shall not allow anyone to use money and thugs to intimidate the people. Nigerians know better now, they are wiser and know that it is better to dialogue than to carry weapons. Elections are even more difficult to rig now,” Buhari said.