THE Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has urged voters to make a credible choice in next month’s elections by not allowing their votes to fall into the hands of those he described as persecutors.
According to the monarch, making a bad choice will be a recipe for disaster.
Sanusi spoke when the state Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) governorship candidate, Bashir Ishaq, visited him in his palace yesterday.
The emir said leadership required commitment and sacrifice, stressing that one was at liberty to vote for a candidate of one’s choice.
But, he advised: “You should make sure that you do not allow your votes to fall into the hands of persecutors; you should not concede your votes to those you know would oppress you.”
The Kano Emirate Council, he said, is a non-partisan traditional institution that is never known to be dancing to the whims and caprices of any political party.
The monarch, who spoke at length on the need to avoid violence in the name of politics, also advised politicians to accommodate one another’s views without prejudice.
The PDM governorship candidate said he was concerned about the abysmal decline of education at primary and secondary levels, adding that with his foray into the race, he was determined to deal with the rot.
He stated that he was also willing to establish an independent power station in the state in the face of the nation’s appalling economy, stressing that with adequate power supply, the state’s economy would remarkably improve.
Ishaq said the sector would also receive his priority attention because of expectations placed on the government for a robust healthcare system.
He added that he was willing to come up with a unique concept of governance for the state