Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has advised Nigerians not to vote into power, people he described as persecutors.
According to The Nation, the revered monarch said, voting such people will only spell doom for the country.
Sanusi who was speaking while receiving a delegate from the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) led by its governorship candidate in Kano State, Bashir Ishaq said leadership required commitment and sacrifice.
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 former CBN governor, who spoke at length on the need to avoid violence in the forth coming polls, also advised politicians to accommodate the criticisms from their opponents in good faith
Bashir who was in the palace to intimate the monarch on his plans for Kano State said he was concerned about the abysmal decline of education at primary and secondary levels, adding that with his foray into the gubernatorial race was as a result of his determination to deal with the rot in the sector.
He stated that he had plans 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 improve remarkably.
He opined that the sector would 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.
The Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi II, who was recently threatened by Boko Haram insurgents, urged Muslims faithful in the north to defend themselves against the fighters instead of handing them over to the police and security.