- Emir Muhammad Sanusi II has suggested ways a violence free election can be achieved
- The Emir urged the Kano state governor to address political leaders in the state
- According to Sanusi II such move will help develop a framework for a peaceful election in 2019
The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll, has called on the Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje to address political leaders in the state.
Sanusi said a meeting of political leaders should be called by the governor to help develop a framework for peaceful election in the state in 2019, premium Times reports.
Speaking on Sunday, June 17, at the Hawan Nassarawa Durbar, the Emir appealed to the governor to invite all political stakeholders over conducting a violence free election.
He said: “We have a single request to the governor on security. We are appealing to governor to invite all state chairmen of political parties to work out how to conduct violence-free elections.
“People should also understand that calling politicians under one umbrella for the purpose of putting things in good shape doesn’t mean calling people to switch over to other political parties. This is not what we are saying. We only need people with good character to be piloting the conduct and affairs of our political parties,” the Emir said.
Sanusi also called for vigilance and healthy lifestyle as a means to ending drug abuse in the state.
In his response, Ganduje said the state government would partner with the media in Kano, especially radio and television stations to work against hate speeches in political programmes.
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The governor said: “We are putting in place an effective mechanism to check unwanted political behaviours. That is why we have in the pipeline a plan to include media practitioners, especially from radio and television stations to see how they can help our society through cleansing all media contents against hate speeches.”
“We will continue doing our best in curtailing such hate speeches that are not good but detrimental to democratic development.
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“Personal attacks in the radio are negatively affecting the political development of Kano, as it excluded intellectuals and technocrats from joining politics. In some states intellectuals, seasoned administrators and technocrats represent their states and serve the country diligently in the National Assembly," the governor said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Ganduje had revealed the major cause of the disagreement between him and a former governor of the state, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.
The governor in an interview agreed that there was a disagreement between him and his predecessor.
He said: "Of course, there is a disagreement. It is an issue of style in governance, I think that is the major issue."
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