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Yar’Adua restates commitment to election reform

Posted by From GODWIN TSA ABUJA on 2007/10/05 | Views: 407 |

Yar’Adua restates commitment to election reform


President Umaru Yar’Adua has underscored his commitment to establish a credible electoral process for Nigeria.

President Umaru Yar’Adua has underscored his commitment to establish a credible electoral process for Nigeria.

“I sincerely believe that we need to conduct our elections and affairs in accordance to the ideals of democracy,” Yar’Adua stated in an interview with the Voice of America (VOA). He also announced plans to implement recommendations from the country’s Electoral Reform Panel.

When asked about corruption in his country, Yar’Adua pledged strict adherence to his “zero tolerance” rule of law and told VOA’s Hausa Service that “there will be no sacred cows” in his government’s efforts to combat corruption. “Not even the President will put himself above the law,” he added.

Yar’Adua took office in May after elections in which observers reported widespread intimidation, disorganization and vote-rigging. The European Union said the elections were “not credible.”

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