President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday assured that his administration would ensure that all cases of political assassinations, intimidation and kidnappings in the country are thoroughly investigated and the perpetrators speedily brought to justice regardless of their political affiliations.
Addressing state chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at a parley at the Presidential Villa, Buhari declared that he remained fully committed to providing a level playing field for all Nigerians to get on with their daily lives or participate in electing their leaders, without fear of intimidation.
He said his administration would continuously strengthen Nigeria’s criminal justice system to curb the reign of injustice and impunity in the country.
“At every point, the law must be supreme and everyone must respect the law if our democratic system is to survive.
“Injustice cannot survive for long. Justice will ultimately prevail. We will make sure that those saddled with the responsibility of ensuring justice and equity do not rest on their oars.
“The only way we can sustain our democracy is to ensure that the law remains supreme at all times. If the law is upheld, people will have confidence that they can vote for who they want to vote for, without intimidation or threats. People must have protection to exercise their rights freely or we would be headed for anarchy.
“The police and the judiciary must ensure that justice is done in the country. We won’t allow impunity to continue in certain states where the rights of the people are being violated.
“I have a personal commitment to fair play and respect for personal rights. This government will do all that is possible to enforce it.”