Geoffrey Onyeama Says 2019 Presidential Election Is Not A Matter Of `Life Or Death’ For Buhari
Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that 2019 Presidential election is not a matter of `life or death’ for President Buhari, claiming that Buhari will be happy to accept the verdict of the electorate. Onyeama claimed further that President Buhari only wants to create a level playing field for all the political parties in Nigeria.
“He is fully committed to ensuring that the next election in 2019 is free, fair and transparent and that each vote should count. I think most importantly for him, it is not a matter of life or death. That is where he is coming from. He is very happy to accept whatever the outcome is and the will of the people. He doesn’t want to interfere with the process, he wants INEC to be totally independent for them to do the right thing. He is ready to invest and provide all the resources for them to be totally independent,” Onyeama said.
Onyeama insisted that President Buhari will definitely practice what he preaches, because he has has experienced both sides of the coin. According to Onyeama, Buhari intends to show good example to West African and other countries. Citing that President Buhari has in the past led ECOWAS interventions in the Gambia, Mali, Guinea Bissau and Togo to ensure a democratically elected process.