From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
The Emir of Kano, His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi 11, on Tuesday frowned at the upsurge of political violence in Kano, just as he cautioned politicians to play by the rules of the game.
The Emir who spoke to journalists in his Palace condemned in the strongest terms the use of miscreants and political thugs to unleash terror on innocent citizens in the name of playing politics.
The First Class monarch charged security agencies to brace up to the challenges and ensure protection of lives and property before, during and after the elections.
According to him, “we should not rise on to each other’s throats in the name of politics. We should avoid shedding the blood of innocent citizens and wanton destructions of lives and properties.
“All I want is for the people to live in peace and harmony and to also vote credible leaders that will have the love of the people at the back of their minds.
” I urge the Security agencies in the State to also brace up and discharged their statutory responsibilities without any fear or favour for peace to continue to reign in the state as well as ensure peaceful conduct of the forthcoming general elections in the Country.”
He called on the political party leaders in the state to prevail on their supporters of the inherent danger of taking the law into their hands.
According to him, “whoever wishes Kano well should prosper and he who think in the contrary shall backtrack in his negative intention against the state.”
Emir Sanusi also charged both the traditional and religious leaders in the state to embark on the massive mobilisation of the teeming youths in their domains to avoid violence and banditry for the progress and development of the state.