Oba Yoruba Kano preaches peace as he becomes INEC’s Ambassador of Peace
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it needs people of high integrity who will use their goodwill to promote the message of peace to the populace before, during and after elections.
INEC’s resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Kano, Professor Risqua Shehu Arabu, disclosed this while conferring on the Oba Yoruba in Kano, Alh. Murtala Alimi Otisese, the status of Ambassador of Peace on Thursday.
While identifying the Oba as a man of amiable character, the INEC REC said people of similar disposition are veritable tools for the sustenance of peace, explaining further that the electoral umpire needs peace to conduct successful elections.
He identified Kano as, arguably, the most peaceful state in the North-Western zone of Nigeria, and attributed that partly to the roles of some “credible, peace-loving and patriotic people” who he said always pass on the messages of peace and order.
While appreciating the INEC for the status conferred on him, the Oba of Yoruba in Kano said the comparative peace that is being enjoyed in Kano State could be attributed to the combined efforts of the citizens, the leaders of different ethnic groups in the state as well as the government and the traditional institution in the state.
He further enjoined all Nigerians to be handy with their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC) and ensure that they utilise to vote for the people they believe will bring the desired change that will move the country forward.
He said “Your PVCs are not meant for sale. Do not sell your PVCs. Rather, use it to vote for whomever you believe will move our country forward.
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