Sani warns against electoral malpractices during 2019 elections
• Says ‘It Is Capable Of Plunging The Country Into Crisis’
• Urges President To Re-Consider Signing Amended Electoral Act
The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial zone, Shehu Sani, said that any attempt to rig the results would spell doom for the nation’s democracy.Sani spoke at the Gbaygi youth forum quiz completion, where he urged the youths in the state and Nigeria at large to defend their votes and democracy during the forthcoming general elections in the country.
The lawmaker told journalists at the end of the completion in an interview that the country is at a crossroad on whether there would be a free, fair and credible elections “if the amended electoral law is not passed into law before the general elections, 2019.“I think President Muhammad Buhari should do a re-think and append his signature on the Electoral Act, as amended to save the country from the looming problems this may create.
“And I tell you, any attempt to rig the election by the government in power is an invitation to crisis and violence. We cannot fold our arms and allow anybody to rig the election.
“The security agencies and INEC should perform their duties creditably during the polls. They should be seen to be neutral and ensure that the nation’s democracy is defended.”
Besides, Senator Sani also urged the teeming Gbagyi youths to ensure that they cast their votes for credible leadership in Kaduna State, saying that over three years’ reign of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led by Governor Nasir El—Rufai in the state was a total failure.
“Under the current leadership in the state, bulldozers were used to destroy the houses of your parents and their graves. And there is threat the government will continue where they stopped if you return them for a second term.“The only way to safeguard this state and put it on the path of growth and development is to vote the present leadership out of power in 2019.”