June 10, 2014
It has become glaringly clear that the Peoples Democratic Party PDP led by President Goodluck Jonathan is indirectly inciting violence in Nigeria, especially in the Northern part of Nigeria. While the King makers and traditional rulers in Kano were busy deliberating and observing all traditional rituals to choose the next Emir of Kano, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP went ahead to congratulate one of the contenders, to the throne, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero and announced him the next Emire of Kano.
It is true that the congratulatory message sent by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the eldest son of the late Emir, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero gave the people of Kano and Nigerians at large the impression that the late Emir’s son was declared the Emir of Kano. Those who got and believed the news from PDP were perplexed when the Governor of Kano state announced Sanusi Lamido Sanusi the next Emir of Kano.
This obviously led to the rioting as many people believed that the son of the late Emir was substituted for Sanusi Lamido Sanusi following the PDPs misleading congratulatory message. The apology tendered by the PDP and the retraction of the mischievous congratulatory message could not save the situation as medicine has little or no good to do with a dead man other than preserving its corpse
We view this as a deliberate, calculated and conscious attempt by the PDP to incite violence in Kano to discredit the emergence of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano. The traditional institution is a sacred and respected one and should not be desecrated. The PDP has bastardized our democracy and has set the traditional institution as its next target.
We advise all well meaning Kano residents to ignore the antics of PDP and understand that PDP has never meant well for Kano people and Nigerians. We congratulate Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the peoples choice for the Emir of Kano state and we wish him a successful reign.
Com Jasper Azuatalam
Chairman, Buhari vanguard