Sultanate council urges electorate to vote credible leaders

By Ismail Umar, Sokoto


The Sultanate council in Sokoto has urged electorate to come out en-masse to vote for leaders of their choice during the coming Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections.

In a statement issued by the Secretary of the Council, Mr Umar Ladan, the Sultanate council also advised the voters and members of the public to maintain adequate peace before, during and after the election.

It however said ”electorate should continue to cooperate with security agencies at all levels to help them provide peaceful atmosphere during the exercise.”

The council also called on security agencies to remain neutral and act in accordance with the laid down rules and regulations of the electoral act 2010.

Free elections
It urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to ensure free, fair and credible elections to better the country.

Appreciating religious clerics for their continued prayers for sustainable peace, unity and progress of the country, the council called on on Muslims and Imams to hold a special prayer on Friday 8th March for a hitch free exercise.

The Sultanate Council warned Political party leaders to call their supporters to desist from all negative acts or face the wrath of the law.

It appealed to contestants to accept the decision of the electorates in good faith and work together for the overall development of the state and the country.


Mercy Chukwudiebere