INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

Former Sokoto state governor Attahiru Bafarawa is unsure if Nigeria’s 2019 general election would take place based on the wanton killings in parts of Africa’s most populated nation.

Also, in the reckoning of Bafarawa, the All Progressives Congress-led federal government is not organised enough to ensure successful elections.

In a statement made available to Concise News, the former governor said the atmosphere of insecurity in the country are serious pointers that an election will be a dangerous gamble.

”If the APC and its government cannot organise a peaceful, fair and credible congresses, how can it hold a general election that will most likely bring about a change of government? An election is a very serious event and a party or a government which cannot deal with its internal issues cannot face the reverberations of a general election,” he said.

Bafarawa was governor of Sokoto from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007.

Bafarawa said the problem with the APC was greed, adding that its leadership is driven by desperation as, according to him, the party’s bigwigs want to hold on to power at all costs.

”A government or a party that does not know what internal democracy is all about will not accept the verdict of an election in which it is a loser. I strongly believe that even if an election takes place, the APC government will not accept defeat. It will like to hold on to power. And this will have dangerous consequences for the peace and stability of the country,” he added.