A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Muhammad Sanusi ll, has urged Nigerians to get their Permanent Voters’ Cards, PVCs, ahead of 2023.
Sanusi made this call on Sunday, January 9; on the final day of the three-day annual conference of the World Maulid anniversary; in honour of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, in Lokoja, Kogi State.
According to him, eligible Nigerians should get their PVCs; and vote for competent candidates in all positions.
He also emphasized the need for employment; stressing that if youths were employed the country would improve.
“Most importantly, we are not a political party; but we cannot fold our arms and ignore politics.
“Every member of Attijaniyya from 18 years old and above, male or female, go and get your voter’s card.
“Allah commands you that you should place trust in the hands of those people who are trustworthy.
”Now, we are at a time where those who appoint leaders are the people; your vote is your power, you have a responsibility.
”I am not saying you must vote only for member of Attijaniyya, Muslim, or for any political party; you are to vote for every position, the best person that is most competent,” Sanusi said.
Meanwhile, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called for the resignation of Zamfara State Governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle over the killing of over 200 villagers.
This was contained in a statement issued on Saturday, January 8, in response to the massacre of over 200 villagers in Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas of the state by fleeing bandits.
The attacked villages include Rafin Danya, Barayar Zaki, Rafin Gero, and Kurfa.
According to HURIWA, if these killings happened in a humane and civilised society; and not a “primitive cave-like Nigeria, the Inspector General of Police would have either resigned; dismissed by the President; or arrested and prosecuted for dereliction of duty”.
HURIWA, however, regretted that President Muhammadu Buhari “enjoys incompetence; as well as show of shame from his appointees”.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, January 8, reacted to the latest bandit killings recorded in Zamfara State.
Buhari also described the action of the bandits as an “act of desperation.”