By AbdulSalam Muhammad
KANO—Kano state Governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau has called on Muslims to treat the impending INEC voters registration as a jihad that required the participations of all those desirous of change in the polity.
Shekarau’s declaration came on the day he betrayed emotion while receiving the emir of Kano on Sallah homage at the Africa House against the backdrop that he is presiding over the last Eid Kabir in the state as the chief executive noted that ‘it is compulsory for all faithful to partake in the national exercise’.
Malam Shekarau who also doubles as the Sardaunan of Kano choose the occasion to reminded the citizen that ‘democracy has come to stay in Nigeria and the only way to elect leaders of choice starts with the impending processes.
Malam Ibrahim Shekarau said that no faithful is excused from the exercise so long he is hale hearty during the exercise, adding that it is part of religious duty to make the national exercise a success.
The Governor told a packed crowd that ‘the INEC voter’s registration scheduled for Jan 8_22 is compulsory for every Muslims is a religious duty, no one is excused and it is only through the process that we can elect credible leaders, and therefore must be treated as a jihad’.
The Kano Governor stated that the introduction of sharia law in the state has helped stabilized Kano social circle, stressing that moral decadence has been on steady decline compared to what it was before his ascension to power in 2003.
Shekarau noted that he has elevated Kano moral standard through the societal reorientation programme of his administration, pointing out that it is of hope that those that will succeed him will improve on the record.
In a speech earlier, the emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero urged citizen to imbibe peace, adding that is through it a society can record progress.
He commended the Governor for the support to the emirate council during the last 7 years, adding that ‘he hope the gesture will be improve on outside the office.