Peaceful 2019 elections evidence Nigeria’s democracy is maturing — Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja declared that Nigeria’s democracy is maturing, citing the peaceful and orderly conduct of 2019 general elections and the resort to the rule of law by aggrieved candidates in settling disputes.

Buhari stated this while declaring open the 25th Nigeria Economic Summit, with the theme, ‘Nigeria 2050: Shifting Gears.’ ‘‘The elections have come and gone. Our country, once again, has shown the world that we can choose our leaders in a peaceful and orderly manner. “Apart from a few pockets of unrest, majority of voters exercised their civic rights without hindrance.

‘‘Furthermore, we also saw an increase in the number of aggrieved candidates, and supporters, who took their concerns and grievances to the courts as opposed to the streets. This is how it should be.

‘‘Ladies and Gentlemen, what this clearly shows is that our democracy is maturing,’’ he said.

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