Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, yesterday urged Nigerians to vote for the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2015 election, describing it as the only party capable of rescuing Nigeria and addressing the security challenge and myriad of problems bedevilling it.
He made the call when the Forum of Councillors in the state and a delegation led by the Chairman of Kware Local Government Area, Alhaji Abubakar Zamau, paid him a visit in his residence in Sokoto.
The governor said the aim of forming the APC was to rescue the country from its present state. According to him, the party was established on justice and equity to meet the yearnings of Nigerians irrespective of religious and tribal affiliations.
“APC was formed on the principles of equity, justice and fairness and came at the right time to rescue Nigeria from the present state of insecurity.
“So, I am calling on Nigerians to move en masse to the APC to bring the desired change in the polity,” Wamakko said.
He urged community and religious leaders to sensitise the people of the state on the importance of the forthcoming election.
He said this sensitisation became necessary in view of the lukewarm attitude of the people to election.
The governor noted that many eligible voters in the state stay at home during election, pointing out that the negative trend undermine the quest for positive change in the country.
He advised eligible voters yet to obtain their voters card to do so ahead of the 2015 election.
Wamakko urged the people of the state to distance themselves from politicians, who want to use them to achieve their selfish objectives.
“I am calling on our people to avoid these unpatriotic politicians who believe in do or die politics and do not have the interest of the common man at heart”, he said.
“These selfish politicians have forgotten that it is God that gives power to whoever He wishes and want to deceive the electorate to achieve their selfish goals in 2015,”Wamakko added.