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Kano Peace Committee Meets Political Stakeholders Calls For Peaceful Elections

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The Kano Peace Committee has expressed concern about the current situation in the state and has urged political parties to reduce tension. The committee made this call during a visit to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s office on Thursday.

A.B Mahmoud SAN, who spoke on behalf of the group, emphasized that recent events in Kano, particularly during and after the presidential and NASS elections, have created a tense political atmosphere. He added that some politicians’ actions and statements have caused apprehension among the people, and unpatriotic comments on social media could lead to unrest during the upcoming gubernatorial election.

Mahmoud called on the state government to provide security and a level playing field for all political parties and their supporters to ensure peaceful elections on March 18, 2023. He also urged all parties to embrace peace and reject violence for the state’s progress.

The committee plans to use the one-week extension by INEC to advocate for peace and understanding among the parties and remind other stakeholders of their role in achieving peaceful elections.

On his part, head of secretariat Kano Peace Committee Comrade Ibrahim Waiya said, they meeting the Stakeholders in order to have a peaceful election.

He said the ate also meeting the police and INEC to convey the messages of the Stakeholders in order to ensure justice for all.

Governor Ganduje acknowledged the committee’s efforts and praised Kano’s overall peacefulness despite a few incidents of breach of peace. He acknowledged that election periods often result in unfortunate incidents, especially in developing countries, but his administration is committed to ensuring a peaceful electoral process.

The governor also reiterated his support for security agencies in providing security for the entire state and called on all stakeholders to play their part in ensuring peace before, during, and after the gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections.

The delegation also visited former Governor of the state and NNPP Presidential Candidate in the just concluded election Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and assured him of their resolved to ensure justice for all victims of political violence.

Responding, Kwankwaso appreciated the effort of the committee towards ensuring Peace,

He however lamented over attacks on their supporters, noting that justice is the foundation of peace.

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