Suleja Emir calls for more sensitisation to address low voter turnout
The Emir of Suleja, Alhaji Awwal Ibrahim has cast his vote for the governorship and state house of assembly elections at Wambai Polling Unit, Emirs Palace Suleja.
The emir tasks political parties to engage more in voter education so that people would be fully sensitised on their expected roles during the voting processed.
Ibrahim, who was a former governor of Niger, made the comment in reaction to the low voters’ turnout in most polling units in Suleja.
He appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cut down the number of political parties which he describes as `too much’.
According to him, the political parties aspiring for house of assembly election are just too much which make it cumbersome for people to identify the logos of the parties of their choice.
“People should remember we are electing our leaders, people who will govern us, so we must look for people that will be really dedicated for service to humanity and progress of our country.”
The Emir also received Ms Maria Arena, European Union Chief Observer who was in Suleja to observe the election shortly after he cast his vote.
Arena said the EU observation mission has deployed over 60 people around the country to observe the elections.
She said the mission would observe the entire process from vote casting to collation of results.
Arena added that the mission would make its recommendation to government on Monday by 2:00pm at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.