The All Progressives Congress(APC) Governorship Candidate in Kano State, Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawauna,has urged supporters of all the political parties in the state to play politics without bitterness ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
Gawuna made the call on Saturday in his closing remarks at a two-hour debate organised for five governorship candidates in the state by the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) at the Aliko Dangote Business School, Bayero University,Kano(BUK).
The other governorship candidates who partook in the debate were, Mohammed Abacha of the PDP, Abba Kabir Yusuf of the NNPP, Sha’aban Sharada of the ADP and Salihu Tanko Yakasai of the PRP.
The Deputy Governor of the state said there was no need for any rancour or bitterness in the course of the ongoing campaigns and during the forthcoming polls,as God had already chosen the person who would be the next Governor of Kano State.
He said what was needed now was peace and harmony which he said the five respective candidates had exhibited among themselves while waiting to be ushered in for the commencement of the BBC-organised programme.
He, therefore, advised the political parties’ faithful to emulate this gesture, reminding them that afterall, virtually all of them had once belonged to one political party or the other.
The APC Flagbearer also stated that having heard from the candidates, it was now left for the people of the state to vote for their choice in the forthcoming polls.
Gawuna said for him,the forthcoming election was about the love for Kano State,fear of God and getting the chance to serve the people of the state,adding that if elected, he would serve them diligently and with fear of God.
He added that whoever God had chosen,he would support him and give him sincere and honest advice for the development of Kano State.
The well-attended debate featured questions on issues such as healthcare,education, economy and commerce anchored by Ibrahim Isa of the BBC and answered by the five respective governorship candidates.
Dignitaries who graced the debate included the Vice Chancellor of Bayero University,Kano, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas,the Kano State Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs,and Spokesperson of the Gawauna/ Garo Campaign Council, Malam Muhammad Garba,and party supporters.
The encounter was aired live on the BBC Hausa world service and some local radio stations located within Kano metropolis.