LG Elections: Sokoto First to Use Card Reader



Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, assisted by his deputy, Ahmed Aliyu & Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, presenting the APC flag to Sani Bunu Yabo, the party’s candidate in the March 12 election for Yabo LGA

By Abdallah el-Kurebe

‎Sokoto state government is set to become the first state to use new voters’ card and card reader machine in the local government elections slated to hold on March 12, 2016, governor Aminu Tambuwal has revealed.

Speaking during the flag-off of campaign of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for Sokoto North Senatorial district held at Binji LGA, Tambuwal who said his governemt would set new standards also said that both the state government and the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) had vowed to respect the sanctity of the polls and the outcome of the views of the generality of the populace to be expressed through their ballots.‎‎

The governor added that the state would “always strive to align itself with global best practices,” adding that “rather than use the power of incumbency, the state APC has been going round canvassing for votes.”

Commending APC supporters for the interest and enthusiasm shown ahead of the polls, Tambuwal said that the only way to deepen democracy in Nigeria was to ensure that all local governments were ruled by democratically-elected executives.‎

In his remarks, Senator Aliyu Wamakko commended Tambuwal for the commendable manner he has steered the affairs of Sokoto since May 2015, and advised the people to always be patient with their leaders.

“Leadership is a difficult task. We should always be at the forefront of advising our leaders. If they don’t heed our advise the first time, let’s advise them again and pray for them,” he added.‎

Flags were presented to APC candidates for Binji, Wamakko, Silame, Sokoto North, Sokoto South, Gudu, Tangaza and Kware LGAs ahead of the election.‎

Posted by Abdallah el-kurebe