Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has called on the National Assembly to commence the process of electoral reforms and constitutional amendments.
The Governor, who made the call on Wednesday in Sokoto, said the process would provide the legal framework that would deepen the nation’s democracy.
He stated this when the EU Ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ketil Karsen paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Sokoto.
According to him, the process would ensure that all the innovations introduced in the current electoral process were captured in the reform.
Also speaking on the reason for the visit, the Head of EU delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Karsen said he held talks with Sokoto Governor on issues of security, health, education, environment, gender streamlining as well as, development challenges in Sokoto state and future support of the EU to the state.
He said they also spoke on the need for early reform of the Electoral Act. He further revealed that during the discussions, Tambuwal highlighted efforts being made by the governors in the zone towards addressing banditry and other forms of insecurity. The Ambassador stressed that peace provides an opportunity for development.