Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), enlisted the help of traditional leaders on Friday in order to use their influence to advise young people on the importance of acting peacefully before, during, and after the general elections.
Adamu made the request while paying Alhaji Muhammadu Iliyasu-Bashar, the Emir of Gwandu, a courtesy call in Birnin Kebbi.
The APC Chairman was in Kebbi State to attend the Fatiha weddings of the two daughters of Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad-Argungu, the current National Organising Secretary of the APC and former Chief of Staff of the Kebbi Government House.
Adamu said: “We are here in Kebbi for a wedding ceremony, but we felt it is necessary to pay homage to you as a father to all.
“We are here to seek royal blessings and, at the same time, plead for your support and cooperation towards the successful conduct of the 2023 General Elections.
“As a father and highly respected individual in the society, who is always in contact with his people at all levels, it’s imperative to come and seek support and cooperation.”
He urged young people to resist being used by self-serving politicians to sow discord, saying, “We should understand that Nigeria belongs to all of us.”
Iliyasu-Bashar responded, thanking the national chairman for his visit and asking lawmakers to warn their supporters against conduct that could incite violence during the upcoming elections.
“Election is not a war, it is not a do or die affair, so politicians need to caution their supporters against violence.
‘’People should be allowed to vote for whoever they think will take them to the promised land,” he said.
He contends that under a climate of uncertainty and volatility, no nation can experience genuine progress.
The emir requested ongoing prayers for free and fair elections nationwide as he urged eligible voters to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) before the elections.