By Tukur Muntari
A Kano-based Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), Arewa Social Contract Initiative, has commended the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II for his efforts at dousing the tension generated by the declaration of the state Governorship Election as inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Chairman of the group, Alhaji Sani Darma, made the commendation while speaking with newsmen in Kano on Wednesday.
Darma said that the monarch’s quick intervention by calling on the residents of the state to embrace peace had saved the ancient city from unimaginable political crisis.
“Kano is cosmopolitan in nature which is accommodating people of diverse ethnic and religious affiliations.
“The appeal made by the Emir to the people of the state to respect INEC’s declaration of the governorship election as inconclusive has reduced the tension in the state,” he said.
According to him, the people of Kano State and Nigeria are fully convinced that the election was conducted on the basis of fairness and credibility.
He said the essence of signing the recent Peace Accord between parties that contested the governorship election was meant to foster peace, harmony and tranquility.
The chairman said any breach of peace as a result of the failure to announce a genuine winner, would have a negative effects on the state and its citizens and the entire northern part of the country.
He, therefore,called on the monarch to continue to offer his fatherly advice to political actors and other stakeholders for peace to continue to reign and save the state from being plunged into serious political crisis.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Emir had on Tuesday at a news conference urged the people of the state to embrace peace following the tension caused by the declaration of the governorship election inconclusive by INEC.