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President, governors should resign before elections — Sule

14 April 2016, 18:16

Abuja - Former Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Yusuf Maitama Sule, has said general elections in Nigeria are not seen to be credible because sitting president and governors conduct them.

Speaking as conference ambassador on Wednesday at the University of Calabar, during the premier edition of the Faculty of Arts International Conference, April 2016, the elder statesman advocated that sitting presidents and governors, who were seeking re-election, should resign before the conduct of the election.

Maitama Sule said Nigeria, and by extension most African states were still having problems with democratic governance because of the failure to incorporate  indigenous cultural backgrounds.

He said: "For true leaders to emerge in Nigeria and Africa, those seeking re-election, including the president and governors, must resign their positions and hand over to an interim administration that is non-partisan."

Source: Punch

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