Coalition of accredited Civil society groups yesterday urged Kano state government to declare Friday as work free day to enable residents participate fully in the Saturday Council election. In addition, the coalition also appealed to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje that such declaration will allow workers ample opportunity to return to their constituencies to cast their votes.
Speaking to journalists in Kano, the leader Mrs Mariam Mkpokpo alongside the Chairman of the coalition Comrade Friday Maduka in their recommendation said that government and the electoral body should engage committed civil society groups on intensive civic voter education to mobilize the electorate ahead of the every election. The coalition also said priority should be given to difficult terrains in the state in terms distribution of electoral materials to ensure quick and timely commencement of election in that areas.
They also recommend that those engaging in violent confrontation and negative critizism should be apprehended and made to face the wrath of the law. The civil society groups hailed KANSIEC for it’s wonderful preparation, credible, transparent and violence free local government election as well as the conduct of security apparatus.