The Presidency has alerted Nigerians an alleged attempt by some desperate politicians to obliterate the reputation of some national institutions.
Speaking to Journalists in Daura, Katsina State after casting his vote in Saturday’s elections Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu said the moves are being made by some politicians that are not happy with the outcome of the February 23 Presidential elections.
Shehu maintained that the individuals, who are also determined to capture power at all cost, had targeted the Independent National Commission (INEC), the Police and Courts for destruction.
The Presidential aide, who stated that the Presidency was not disturbed by the legal action taken by the defeated Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the Presidential election, said already local and foreign observers had adjudged the election as fair and credible.
He said: “I think that in this country, we have people who are determined to take power at all cost and as you can see from the commencement of electioneering they have targeted national institutions – the court, the police, INEC and whoever has a role in the process – they have targeted those institutions for destruction.
“We are not at all surprised that we have people who are out there to undermine this process. We are however happy with the fact that all the domestic observers, nearly 90 percent of them have said `the election is okay’, and not to talk of the foreign observers. They have also said it’s okay’.
“So, I think that it is very clear and Nigerians should understand there are people who don’t believe in democracy, who don’t believe in the democratic process and they are bent on sabotaging it, to capture power at all cost.’’
Commenting on Saturday’s Gubernatorial and State Houses Assembly elections, Garba Shehu lauded the security agencies and officials of INEC for ensuring peaceful and prompt commencement of the exercise.
“As you can see, there are no hitches whatsoever. I think that INEC have lived up to their own words by ensuring that there is promptness in the commencement of the exercise and there is smoothness in the way it is being conducted,’’ he said.