A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Niger, Yahaya Ga-Allah, has urged the State Independent Electoral Commission (NSIEC) to provide level playing ground for all political parties participating in the forthcoming local government councils’ election.
Ga-Allah who made a call in an interview with Nigeria News Agency in Minna on Tuesday explained that providing a level playing field will enable the electorate to elect leaders of their choice in a peaceful atmosphere.
“The commission should ensure that all necessary actions are taken to make Nov. 30, feasible.
“It should also do the needful by ensuring that all required electoral materials are made available to ensure free, fair and credible election across the state,’’
Ga-Allah called on candidates of various political parties not to see the election as a do or die affair, stressing that in every election, there must be a winner and a loser.
The APC chieftain appealed to security agencies to mop up all miscreants ahead of the election and deploy enough personnel to prevent ballot snatching and thuggery.
He said that the measures were necessary to guaranteeing a peaceful atmosphere for voters to exercise their franchises without fear.
Edited by Ifeyinwa Okonkwo/Maharazu Ahmed