BIRNIN KEBBI – Prof. Aliyu Bunza of the Department of Languages, Usman Dan-Fodio University, Sokoto, has called on politicians and INEC to shun acts capable of breaching law and order before, during and after the general elections.
Bunza made the call in Birnin Kebbi in a paper he presented at a public lecture organised by an NGO, Orphans and Huffaz Educational Foundation.
In his paper entitled: “Give Peace a Chance,” the don called on Nigerians irrespective of their tribe and religion to shun dirty politics that could disintegrate the country.
“National peace is a panacea to development; we must collectively ensure the continued peaceful co-existence of Nigeria as one entity,“he said.
He warned against attempt to cause violence before, during and after the elections, adding that the common man always bear the brunt in the crisis caused by electoral violence.
Bunza urged INEC and politicians to be ‘sincere and transparent’ in order consolidate Nigeria’s fledgling democracy.
In his remark, Alhaji Jibril Zarewa, the Resident Independent Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, said the commission had made adequate preparations for the smooth conduct of the polls.
He said that the commission, in conjunction with stakeholders, security agencies and voters had deliberated on how the polls would be conducted peacefully.
The Chairman, Orphans Huffuz Education Foundation, Alhaji Sirajo Kamba, said the organization would educate the youths and politicians on the need to ensure democracy was entrenched in Nigeria under peaceful atmosphere.