Tukur Buratai, a former chief of the army staff, has urged Nigerians to back the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Bola Tinubu as its presidential candidate in the 25 February poll.

The decision was announced by retired lieutenant general Mr. Buratai, who served as Nigeria’s most recent ambassador to the Republic of Benin. He made it during a press conference with journalists on Sunday in Abuja.

He announced that he had joined the APC and had converted to democracy. He also said that the APC could protect his beliefs and ideals.

Additionally, I think the party has good intentions for Nigeria and has a higher chance of winning the presidential election.

We are working nonstop to make sure Asiwaju Bola Tinubu wins the election, and I strongly recommend.

Mr Buratai was seen touring the country with a former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, during the intra-party campaign for the presidential ticket of the APC which the latter lost to Mr Tinubu.

During the APC’s internal campaign for the presidential nomination—which Rotimi Amaechi ultimately lost to Bola Tinubu—Mr. Buratai was spotted traveling the nation with.

In order to ensure that the system operates well, Mr. Buratai urged Nigerians to abstain from violence and to distance themselves from any politicians who would try to undermine it.

The former head of the army expressed confidence that INEC will conduct the upcoming elections more effectively than it did in 2019, saying that they would be calm, free, and fair.

He claimed that the PDP had been put to the test for 16 years and urged Nigerians to give the APC the benefit of the doubt for the following eight years.