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More accusations against PDP over Kano violence

10 June 2014, 08:37Augustine Osayande

Abuja - A pressure group has blamed President Goodluck Jonathan and the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the violence that erupted in Kano after Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was announced the new Emir.

In a statement, the Buhari Vanguard said PDP indirectly incited violence as while the king makers and traditional rulers in Kano were deliberating and observing all traditional rituals to choose the next Emir, PDP went ahead to congratulate one of the contenders, to the throne, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero, and announced him the next Emir.

“It is true that the congratulatory message sent by the People’s 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, Chairman Jasper Azuatalam, said.

“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,” part of his statement.

The organisation advise all well-meaning Kano residents to work well with the new Emir.

"The must ignore the antics of PDP and understand that PDP has never meant well for Kano people and Nigerians."

- CAJ News

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