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Friday, 30 November 2018

Sultan urges Federal Government - Conduct credible 2019 elections

The Sultan of Sokoto , Alhaji Sa ’ ad Abubakar III , has urged the Federal Government to ensure the conduct of free, fair and credible elections in 2019 .

Abubakar , represented by the Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa , made the appeal on Friday at the 29 th Muslim Sister ’ s National Conference in Abuja .
“ Let me justifiably appeal to the government on 2019 election to demonstrate moral determination to conduct a credible , free and fair elections , to fulfil the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights , article 21 Section 3 , ” he said .

The Sultan quoted the section as follows: “ The will of the people shall be the basis of authority of government .
“ The will shall be expressed in periodic and general elections which shall be made by universal equal suffrage through secret vote or free voting procedure . ”
He , therefore , urged Muslim sisters to exercise their democratic franchise and support religious institutions in the realisation of credible elections in the country .


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