NewsExpress banner Firstbank Verve banner Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Rerun Elections: 'We must not allow Kano to burn’

By Kolade Adeyemi, Kano on 18/03/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 488

• Bashir Tofa, Chairman KCCI
• Bashir Tofa, Chairman KCCI

Kano Concerned Citizens Initiative (KCCI) on Monday in Kano declared that the group of elders will not fold its arms and allow anyone’s vaulting ambitions to plunged the state into chaos.

Chairman of the group, Alhaji Bashir Tofa alongside eminent members of the group made this statement while speaking to news men over recent happenings in the political circle of the state.

He said the elders will do everything possible to protect and prevent Kano and would not allow the state to burn on account of ambition of an individual.

Tofa who was one time presidential candidate of the defunct National Republican Convention, (NRC) noted that KCCI is disturbed, anxious, concerned and troubled by the seeming discord and agitation manifesting in Kano since the collation of the March 9th election results which culminated in INEC declaring it inconclusive.

He called on political leaders to desist from making unguarded utterances capable of inflaming passion, which could trigger violence.

“That it is incumbent upon political leaders to strictly obey the rules of engagement and the law by admonishing their members, operatives and followers to be mindful of the full wrath of the law this time around adding that open monitory and other unlawful inducements must never be condoned during the rerun elections.”

Tofa, however, charged security personnel to remain alert from now until the formal declaration of the rerun election results and after.

He also urged them to provide sufficient personnel to be detailed and posted to each of the polling units scattered over the 88 registration areas (wards) in the 30 affected local government areas of the state.

“Security operatives must be seen to be upright and above board and completely nonpartisan. They have done well during the previous elections but the rerun exercise may yet prove to be more arduous and daunting.”

“It also becomes imperative to take such security measures as would prevent people from neighboring states, who are non-residents of the state from coming in to partake in the March 23re rerun elections to forestall unnecessary tension or violence.” (The Nation) 

Source News Express

Posted 18/03/2019 7:26:58 PM





You may also like...
BREAKING: FG suspends floating of national carrier, Nigeria...

Atiku wouldn’t dare threaten nor bully Lai Mohammed...

NSCDC partners Ministry of Civil Defence Russia

Bandits abduct many travellers in Kaduna

434 dead as cholera ravages 18 states

No regrets fighting apartheid in South Africa —...

Ex-NNPC boss Andrew Yakubu withdraws suit against EFCC,...

Okorocha blackmailing and lying against Madumere, says Campaign...

Victims of Pittsburgh attack named

FG approves payment of N25.9bn to Discos

Ailing Mugabe now unable to walk, says Zimbabwe...

Senate demands highest penalty for rapists, urges FG...


Latest News Four pastors jailed in Enugu 77,000 teachers to lose jobs this month — NUT President How we chased marauding herdsmen out of South West — Agbekoya President 16-year old boy arrested for internet fraud in Imo 2023 Presidency divides Northern leaders Security officials move to forestall herdsmen, community clash in Anambra Dokubo-Asari, Kalabari prince tackle Wike over threat to dethrone monarch Pregnant woman, two minors abducted in Kaduna Battle for Ohanaeze leadership hots up as Nwodo’s tenure winds up Open closed borders, Nigerians are starving, Cleric charges FG Kano Govt builds biggest cancer treatment centre in Nigeria Enugu, Port Harcourt DisCos fail NERC’s review, may lose Licences


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (572,517 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (456,901 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (406,891 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (341,701 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (308,119 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (292,635 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (261,482 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (260,701 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (242,119 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (228,579 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (204,236 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (200,546 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (112) Business & Economy (4,623) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,158) Complaints & Requests (98) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (718) Features (855) Global Business Monitor (499) ICT Monitor (73) International (4,325) Interview (220) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (178) Maggie's Blog (520) News (55,247) Opinion (1,440) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,889) Religion (1,133) Sports (2,255) Stock Watch (41) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera