By Abdallah el-Kurebe
Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure that every eligible voter in Nigeria was allowed to vote.
He made the call when the President paid homage to the Sultan at his Palace in Sokoto on Monday.
According to Abubakar, there is the tendency that many Nigerians would be disenfranchised from the February 2015 election because, according to him, millions had not obtained their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
He added that if he was unable to obtain his PVC till now, he wondered how an ordinary Nigerian could obtain his between now and February 14th.
“Millions of Nigerians are likely to be disenfranchised for not obtaining their PVCs. I am one of those who, up till now, has not received the PVC,” the Sultan lamented.
He stressed that since Nigerians could only vote with the PVCs, it was only realistic for INEC to ensure that all Nigerians obtained their cards before elections.