National Assembly urged to begin electoral reforms, constitutional amendments

Ismail Umar, Sokoto 


The Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged the leadership and members of the National Assembly to as a matter of urgency begin the process of electoral reforms and constitutional amendments.

Governor Tambuwal made the plea while receiving the Ambassador, Head of delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr Ketil Karsen, who paid him a courtesy visit at government house in Sokoto State North West Nigeria.

The Governor said that the process would no doubt ensure that all the new innovations introduced in the current electoral  process are captured constitutionally.

He further said that the process would give legal framework that would go along way in strengthening and deepening the nation’s democracy.

Earlier, Ambassador Ketil Karsen said he had dialogue with Governor Tambuwal on various issues including security situation in the Northwestern part of the country.

Mr Karsen said that during their discussions the Governor told him the efforts being made by the Governors of the zone  to curtail the menace of banditry and insecurity.

He further explained that peace is the only bedrock that provide opportunity for development pointing out that their discussions also focus on development challenges in Sokoto state and future support of Europen Union, EU to the state.

He added that they also discussed on the need for early reform of the electoral act with discussions deepen and consolidate the nation’s democracy.

The Ambassador promised to assist the state in the area of general health, education, environment, women and gender streamlining among others.

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