Former Head of State, General Abdusalami Abubakar, on Tuesday urged Nigerians to give President Goodluck Jonathan the benefit of doubt on his promise that general elections would hold as re-scheduled.
Abubakar made the call while fielding questions from newsmen in Kano.
The former Head of State was in Kano to inaugurate the Kano Informatics Institute, Kura.
He said Jonathan had in the recent Presidential Media Chart promised to allow the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct the polls on the new dates.
“As our president, let us give him benefit of doubt and accept what he said,” Abubakar said.
He, however, urged INEC to ensure the conduct of free, fair and acceptable elections for the sustenance of the country’s democracy.
According to him: “I do hope INEC officials will conduct free, fair and credible elections in the country.”
On his recent visits to President Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Abubakar said they were private.