The Presidency has said that those campaigning for President Muhammadu Buhari should not jump the gun but rather wait until the stipulated time for political campaigns as it is laid out in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) timetable.
“It has been observed that some fervent supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari have begun what may be interpreted as political campaigns in their advocacies and advertisements in the mass media,” said a State House statement Saturday by Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina.
While the Presidency said it appreciates the enthusiasm of the said supporters, which is borne out of desire to garner support for an administration that is actuated by nothing else, other than service for motherland, it however appeals for patience.
This, the statement said, is for the game to be played according to the rules.
“The Independent National Electoral Commission has a timetable for political campaigns, and we urge committed supporters round the country (and beyond) to be mindful of such. There will be ample time ahead to trumpet the good works of the Buhari administration, and solicit re-election, all for the good of our country and her people,” the statement further explained.
While a chronicle of the achievements of the administration is in order now, outright canvasing may amount to jumping the gun. We are an administration committed to due process and scrupulous respect for rules, law and order.
We appreciate our massive supporters nationwide, and urge them to exercise restraint till the race commences officially as stipulated by law.