President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday described the 2023 elections as a game changer for the growing strength of our democracy and more especially, the sophistication of the Nigerian voter when it comes to the choosing their leaders.
According to Buhari’s media aide, Garba Shehu, The President said this when he received the newly-installed Emir of Dutse, Jigawa State Capital, Alhaji Muhammad Hamim Nuhu Sunusi who came to thank him for helping Jigawa State to excel in major rice production, approving a rail link to Dutse from Kano and for the restoration of peace to the State at the State House in Abuja.
President Buhari went on to state that the stunning outcome of 10 Governors failing to make it to the Senate meant that there is no longer a guaranteed route to power and the voter is truly the king when it comes to elections.
“It is a testament to the maturity of our democracy and to the amazing sophistication of the voter. What shocked me was that the ordinary citizen who is usually underrated has made the point of his political understanding of things. Asumption is always that you are Governor for eight years and you go to the Senate to crown the career. No one should underrate the Nigerian voter anymore. Politics will be more difficult, henceforth,” the President said.