President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to define the future of the country with their votes .
He also commended Nigerians for standing firm and focussed despite the unexpected postponement of the general elections scheduled to have taken off on Saturday , February 16 th .
The President made the observations in a brief television and radio broadcast to the nation on Friday (today ) .
Buhari said , “ Many were worried and thought the worst might happen . You proved them wrong by showing that you are a great people with an abiding love for peace , democracy and the unity of our country .
“ As your President, I hereby ask all Nigerians with voting cards to participate in defining the future of our nation by exercising your democratic rights tomorrow. I urge you to go out and vote . ”
Decrying the attitude of those who , he said , had thought that the polls ’ postponement would cause national unrest , Buhari said ,
“Though many had thought that the postponement of the polls initially from February 16 to February 23 would spell doom for the nation , Nigerians stood firm and ensured that they remained focussed . ”