Aliyu Wamakko, governor of Sokoto state on Monday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to let the 2015 presidential elections be the last.
Wamakko Made the call when he received James Entwistle, US Ambassador to Nigeria at Government House in Sokoto on Monday.
Suggesting that the only option that would ensure the conduct of transparent elections in the country was to do so in one day, Wamakko explained that only free, fair and credible elections that would produce leaders that would ensure the well being of Nigerians.
“Let the elections start with the House of Assembly, Governors, House of Representatives, the Senate and then the presidential election should come last,” Wamakko said.
He further said that no amount of intimidation would deter the progressives from fighting for the good of the country. “The right thing, at the right time for the good of the survival of the nation’s hard-earned democracy, must be done. We cannot be deterred from the fight.”
Wamakko assured that Sokoto state government would continue to partner with US government in order to improve on the well being of the people in the areas of education, water supply and agriculture among others.
Entwistle had called on Nigerians to shun violence, in other to have free, fair and credible elections that would ensure good democratic governance in the country. “Time has come for Nigerian politicians to shun political violence as a means of ensuring transparent elections, come 2015 general elections.
“Free and fair elections would ensure good democratic governance for peace, progress and political growth of the country,” he maintained.
Entwistle explained that the task ahead for the political class was to workout political strategies that would enable the electorate to elect candidates of their choice.