Sen. Sirika Calls On INEC To Conduct Credible Election By Hassan Galadima, Abuja
Senator Hadi Sirika representing Katsina North Senatorial District from Katsina State under the opposition party All Progressive Congress (APC) has called on the leadership of INEC to conduct credible free and fair election in the March 28 and 11 April, 2015 general election in Nigeria.
In an interview with journalists in Abuja Sen. Sirika added that Senate expressed worries over the February 14 election postponement and that is why it invited INEC Chairman Professor Attahiru Jega on Wednesday to brief them on the reason behind February 14 election postponement.
Sen. Sirika expressed the Senate need to know the level of INEC preparation toward the March 28 and 11 April election.
He gave assurance to Nigerians that the 2015 general election will take place as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission as he said the Senate will give all the necessary supports and cooperation to the success of democracy in Nigeria.
Senator Sirika appealed to Nigerians to dismiss any rumour of proposed forming of interim government even as he said the Senate President David Mark has given assurance of conducting free and fair election in the country.
In a related development Senator Alkali Jajere representing Yobe North Senatorial District said Nigerians will resist any attempt by group or individual calling for the postponement of March 28 and April 11, 2015 general election in the country.
Senator Jajere expressed unhappiness over the February 14 election postponement in Nigeria as he said the distribution of permanent voter’s cards is not an excuse for the election postponement.