President Buhari and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo

President Buhari and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo


Nigeria 2023 election: Buhari warns diplomats against meddling in polls

Nigeria is going to the poll again in February 2023. The race has begun in earnest with political parties selling interest and nomination forms. Ahead the polls, Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a warning to diplomats against interreference in the elections.

The warning was made during an Iftar dinner with diplomats on Thursday at the president’s residence in the capital, Abuja.

Presidential elections are scheduled for February 2023.

“As Nigeria goes through this trajectory, I urge our friends in the global community, represented by you the diplomatic corps, to adopt a positive role that reinforces the doctrine of respect for our internal affairs and respect for facts and devoid of pre-conceived notions and bias,” Mr Buhari is quoted as saying in a statement.

He also vowed to crack down on electoral fraud.

“Those planning to rig the forthcoming elections should think twice because I intend to resolutely protect and defend the sacred will of the Nigerian people, to be expressed through the ballot box,” he said.

Mr Buhari’s second term ends in May 2023 and he is not eligible for re-election.

Editorial Chief, Nigerian Bureau

Kings UBA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. I have reported for major local and international news organisations. I write satire. In 2017, I started contributing stories primarily to Discover Africa News Network. I can be reached on I currently manage Discover Africa News social media handles