President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that his administration will not allow the use of personal resources or influence to intimidate Nigerians in the forthcoming general election.

According to Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President said this in a statement titled ‘Why I believe in non-interference in the political process’ when he received members of the All Progressive Governors’ Forum led by its Chairman, Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State, at the State House, Abuja.

The statement reads in part: “I want Nigerians to know that we respect them, and for us to show that, we will allow them to vote who they want. We all witnessed what happened in Anambra, Ekiti and Osun states. What happened in those states gives me a lot of hope that we are succeeding.”

“We will not allow anyone to use personal resources or their influence to intimidate other Nigerians. We will not allow intimidations materially, morally or physically. This is the kind of leadership that can emerge and consolidate our nation.’’

The President also noted that his government respects Nigerians and they will appreciate it in the next 6 months, “In six months, Nigerians will appreciate the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that we are sincere and we respect them.’’

Buhari noted that, he would give credence to the political process, ensure participation and inclusiveness, and show that the governing party respects the electorate.