President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to collaborate with traditional rulers in educating the local electorate on voting modalities ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Buhari made the call while declaring open the 10th General Assembly of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN) on Monday in Abuja.
He was represented at the occasion by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The theme of the Assembly is “Building a Synergy Towards Free, Fair, Credible and Violence-Free 2019 General Elections: The Role of Traditional Rulers.
The president said that there was need to build synergies that would engender free, fair and peaceful election.
According to him, the annual gathering of the royal heads of traditional institutions is timely and indeed, a blessing, adfing that the theme is most appropriate