19th January, 2015
Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar of Nigerian city of Sokoto told President Goodluck Jonathan today that he was yet to collect a permanent voters card, to enable him vote in next month’s election.
His statement must have come as a shock to Nigeria’s leader, less than a month to the first phase of the general election.
Sultan Abubakar spoke today when he received President Jonathan and other PDP big wigs, who came to pay him a courtesy visit before they kicked off their presidential and governorship campaigns.
The Sultan however urged the authorities to make available permanent voters cards before the conduct of next month general election.
He said that the many including himself are yet to collect their permanent voters cards.
He also called on politicians to campaign on issues to ensure peaceful conduct of the general election.
President Jonathan told INEC two weeks ago to ensure that all eligible Nigerians received their PVCs before election day.