By G9ija

Nigeria’s President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has called on citizens of Nigeria to exercise their right to vote, assuring them that their vote will count In the forthcoming general elections.

He gave his assurance that adequate measures had been put in place to ensure the safety and security of all voters during the electoral process.

He made this known in a national broadcast from the State House in Abuja on Thursday.

The President said, “I urge every citizen, therefore, to go out to vote for their candidates of choice without fear, because security shall be provided and your vote shall count.

“I however admonish you to eschew violence and avoid actions capable of disrupting the electoral processes.”

He further said that the new Naira policy introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria has effectively curbed the practice of using money for political gain, while announcing the new April 10 deadline for the circulation of the old N200 notes.

“I am aware that this new monetary policy has also contributed immensely to the minimization of the influence of money in politics.

“This is a positive departure from the past and represents a bold legacy step by this administration, towards laying a strong foundation for free and fair elections,” he said.