Tambuwal urges Canadian Govt. to support electoral reforms in Nigeria



Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto has appealed Canadian Government lend its voice on need by expedite action toward passing Electoral Act.

Tambuwal made the call in Sokoto when the Canadian Commissioner Nigeria, Mr Nicolas Simard, was on a working visit,  led other officials pay a courtesy visit the governor.

He noted that facilitating the passage would guarantee a stable democracy, democracy and guarantee the of .

He said that Nigerians are interested in deepening the nation’s democracy and that could happen where there was free and fair election.

According to him, free and fair elections can be guaranteed by a workable laws guiding the conduct and process of electioneering system.

He expressed optimism that if the present passed the Electoral Act would surely smoothen the system.

He stressed that going by their actions on the passage of the amended laws more support and encouragements are needed.

Earlier, Simard said they were in Sokoto to partner the government in education, health and other areas that would improve the nation’s economy and fight poverty.

” Issues of girl child education, maternal health, Gender Based Violence, Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) and the rising insecurity in the North-West regions are also of concern to the Canadian Government ”Simard said.

The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that Simard was accompanied by

UNFPA officials, led by Gloria Enueze, officials of Plan International, among others. (NAN)