A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Zamfara State, Alhaji Ahmed Bala Gummi, on Sunday said the ongoing war against Boko Haram insurgents by the federal government was largely succeeding.
Speaking with journalists in Sokoto, Gummi stated that the way things were going on, coupled with the myriad of successes being recorded by the Nigerian security forces, the problem of insurgency would soon be history.
According to him, Nigerians were now fully comprehending the wisdom behind the calls by the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, for the postponement of the polls, due to security concerns.
“It has now been made abundantly clear that Dasuki had been vindicated and the call for the postponement of elections was done out of national interest and not for any selfish reasons.
‘’Nigerians should therefore continue to appreciate the concerns and efforts of the federal government to conduct free, fair and transparent polls,’’ he said.
Gummi emphasised that what the federal government required was the support and fervent prayers of Nigerians.
The former Permanent Secretary said Nigerians owe it a duty to the nation and posterity to ensure that the forthcoming polls were successful and hitch-free.
‘’All of us as bonafide citizens of this great country and politicians must learn to live peacefully with one another irrespective of any religious, ethnic and political differences,” he added.