Worried by recent development in the state, the Kano Peace Committee has tasked political parties in the state on the need to douse tension currently experienced.
The Committee made the call on Thursday during a courtesy call visit to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje at his office.
A.B Mahmoud SAN, who addressed the governor on behalf of the group stated that the call became pertinent in view of recent happenings in Kano especially during and immediately after the presidential and NASS Elections.
According to him, the political atmosphere in the state has been so tensed following actions and utterances of some politicians in the state leading to apprehension amongst the people.
Mahmoud noted that the social media has also been polluted with unpatriotic comments capable of causing unrest in the forthcoming gubernatorial election.
He called on the state government to provide security and a level ground for all for peaceful elections rescheduled for 18th March, 2023 while calling on all political parties and their supporters in Kano to embrace peace and eschew violence for the progress of the state.
He added that the committee is using the one week extension by INEC to canvass for peace and understanding between the parties and remind other stakeholders of their role towards achieving peaceful elections.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje appreciated the efforts of the committee stating that aside few instances of breach of peace recorded recently in the state, Kano has been peaceful.
He said election periods are usually characterized by unfortunate incidences especially in developing countries but that his government has been at ensuring peaceful conduct of the election.
Ganduje said his office shall continue to support the security agencies to provide security for the whole state while calling on all stakeholders to play their part in ensuring that peace reign before, during and after the gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections.