The Emir of Hadejia in Jigawa, Alhaji Adamu Adubakar, has tasked politicians to promote political tolerance and play according to the rules to ensure peaceful elections.
Abubakar made the call when Gov. Sule Lamido and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Malam Aminu Ibrahim, paid him a courtesy visit in Hadejia.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the emir also urged youths to shun thuggery and eschew violence in the forthcoming general elections.
He said it was imperative for political parties and their candidates to play politics without bitterness and eschew acts capable of plunging the country into chaos.
The emir advised the electorate to make positive contributions toward building transparent democracy by electing credible candidates into elective positions.
“You must be productive members of the society and eschew acts capable of breaching the peace during elections and everyone should pray for peaceful conduct of the elections,” he stressed.
The emir then lauded Lamido’s administration for executing “viable’’ projects, adding that the governor had set the pace for sustainable development in Jigawa.
Gov. Lamido said he was in the area to drum up support for the party’s candidates in the forthcoming general elections.
The governor also lauded the traditional institution for supporting government’s policies and programmes, as well as promoting peace and harmony in the society. (NAN)