Some Lagos lawmakers recently said President Muhammadu Buhari’s integrity would not allow him influence or gag the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the conduct of 2019 general elections.
The theme of the fourth edition of the meeting was: “Towards a Peaceful and Credible Election”.
The assemblymen also appealed to the National Assembly to act swiftly on INEC’s budget, to foster the conduct of credible and acceptable elections in 2019.
Mr Lanre Ogunyemi, member, representing Ojo Constituency II at the Lagos State House of Assembly, told NAN that the President got to power due to his integrity and would not do anything to dent his image.
Ogunyemi, who noted that Buhari remained a man of integrity, said the President would not influence INEC or the outcome of the general elections.
“The President we have came to office due to his integrity and popularity and the massive votes of Nigerians. He still has that integrity intact.
“I believe strongly that he is not the kind of person that will want to influence INEC or that will want to gag INEC to take over the control of INE
“This government is a government that believes in true democracy that allows participatory democracy and freedom of choice,” he said.
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