Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has announced the ban against political thugs at events and gatherings across the state.
Ganduje made this announcement via his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar in a statement over the weekend.
He said the decision followed the brandishing of dangerous weapons, including sticks, swords, knives, and cutlasses by thugs during an event in Kano.
“We will not accept this and I assure you that I will deal, with any politician who violates this warning.
“During the flag-off ceremony of Kano-Gwarzo-Dayi Road, on the same day, political thugs engaged in unbecoming conduct.
“I informed you that we are commemorating Democracy Day, with lined up of activities that will witness the presence of the APC National Chairman, the Governor of Yobe State, and others.
“As a result of this, the party is announcing a total ban on all forms of the campaign for any politician during the said event.
“I will personally order the arrest and prosecution of anyone caught brandishing weapons on the occasion.
“Our politics in Kano is based on good reasoning and knowledge, focusing on good agenda and not that of irresponsibility and madness,” Ganduje said.
Meanwhile, Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, has said that the late Chief MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty, and freedom during his lifetime.
Gani Adams stated this at the commemoration of the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election by Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) on Saturday, June 12, in Lagos.
According to him, Nigeria’s democracy is still not in tune with the ideals, which Abiola, the winner of the election, lived and died for.
He said that the democratic ideals of the late business mogul enabled him to win the presidential election, even in the North where his main opponent, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, came from.
Gani Adams, who decried what he called disunity, rivalry, and senseless killings, said that these challenges had had an adverse effect on the nation’s democracy.
He said: “This present danger has been threatening the fragile union of our great country.
“Today, the symbol of unity had passed on and what we have now in Nigeria is nothing but a fragile unity, where all the ethnic nationalities that make up Nigeria live with mutual suspicion.
“The late MKO Abiola, in his lifetime, represented hope. Remember, his campaign slogan was ‘Hope 93,’ but the question remains: ‘Is there still any hope in Nigeria?
“It is because the politicians that are supposed to give hope to the hopeless Nigerians are fast dashing their hopes; and eroding the very foundation of democracy.
“The late MKO Abiola also symbolised liberty and freedom for all.”