President Muhammadu Buhari has offered a word of advice to prospective voters in the country, saying that Nigerians should not be afraid of expressing their opinions, adding that they shouldn’t vote against their conscience in the 2023 general elections.
President Buhari spoke through the minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Professor Isah Pantani said nobody has the right to force another to vote against his or her conscience.
He made this remark during the closing ceremony of the 37th National Qur’anic Recitation competition in Gusau, the State capital, commending the State government for sponsoring the program.
Buhari appealed to politicians and leaders in the country to justify their positions by being fair to their subjects, begging everyone to embrace peace in the country.
Meanwhile, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said the insecurity situation in the state informed his decision to host the competition, hoping that it would make a great impact on the lives of the people.
“The Quaran remains the greatest guiding principle in the lives and deeds of the Muslims. I, therefore, pray that the occasion would attract righteousness among the people”
According to him, his administration would continue to give priority to Islamic values, pointing out that Islam serves as a source of guidance to all Muslims and can reduce the ravaging insecurity situation in the State.