President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday in Abuja, communicated worry over expanded frequencies of vote purchasing in the nation, in front of the 2019 general races.
Mr Jonathan communicated his worry at the general population introduction and formal dispatch of a book — “My Transition Hours” by Jonathan.
He said vote purchasing, which was step by step supplanting different types of constituent acts of neglect, had turned out to be shocking and set the nation in awful light.
He called attention to that voters incitement through etching of pictures of hopefuls and political gathering logos on blessing things amid races was another wild system of vote purchasing.
He exhorted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to acquire a leaf from other African nations and make surveying focuses out in the open places, for example, schools where classrooms were utilized for casting a ballot to make it troublesome for vote purchasing.
He clarified that the book he propelled was basically a record of happenings amid the 2015 general races and the occasions that made him to put a telephone call to President Muhammadu Buhari, which splashed pressure and guaranteed tranquil change from the then administering Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Party (APC).
The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, saluted Jonathan for his statesmanship, sportsmanship and remarkable strength of yielding annihilation to Mr Buhari in 2015 when assemblage was still on.
Mr Saraki said the demonstration of tolerating rout by Mr Jonathan balanced out the officially charged political climate amid the decisions.
He reviewed how Mr Jonathan used to promise that his desire was not worth the blood of any Nigerian and approached political pioneers to toe a similar way and ought not take a gander at decisions as statement of war as the 2019 surveys drew nearer.
On his part, previous President Olusegun Obasanjo who was Chairman of the event, additionally hailed the statesmanship mien of Mr Jonathan and asked him to stay focused on his leftover obligation of ceaseless support of his prompt network, Nigeria, Africa and past.
As per Mr Obasanjo, there is no substitute to vote based system as it brings together the general population.
He said that Nigeria had the obligation to bind together West Africa, Africa and the dark race over the world.
Previous Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, additionally expressed gratitude toward Jonathan for yielding thrashing in 2015 to spare Nigeria from looming war and solidifying popular government in the nation as well as the whole African mainland.
He likewise praised Mr Jonathan for his job in encouraging solidarity, harmony, advancement and reinforcing vote based principle in Africa, saying “Goodluck Jonathan is a decent man and when the historical backdrop of majority rule government in Africa is composed, his name will be scratched in gold”.
The book dispatch was graced by several noticeable Nigerians, including the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, Godswill Akpabio, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Dino Melaye, previous Governor Attahiru Bafarawa of Sokoto State, ex-Vice President Namadi Sambo, ex-PDP governors, priests and numerous individuals from the political class, conventional rulers and individuals from the conciliatory corps.