2019 Re-Run: Kukah urge politicians to embrace peace

The National Peace Committee in collaboration with the Kukah Center organized a town hall meeting with key stakeholders on peaceful re-run of the 2019 Elections for Gubernatorial and state assembly in sokoto state held at the Multipurpose hall of Dankanni Hotel in the state. The meeting was attended by representatives of the two contending political parties, NGOs, Religious leaders, Media Practitioners amongst others.

In his remark ,the Resident Electoral Commissioner Sadiq Abubakar  Musa for INEC in the state  lamented on the actions of the political class towards the previous elections held on 29th February and 9th march 2019. stating that there were cases of violence  in the state which resulted in some causality."It is God that gives Positions, if you cannot conduct yourselves to carry out this elections in all righteousness within our state, then do not think that as politicians  when elected you can be in the position to do right" he said.

Chairman of the Peace Committee represented by the Secretary Most Rev. Dr. Mathew Hassan Kukah expressed his appreciation to the stakeholders present for honouring the invitation. Addressing the reported case of violence, The bishop said" What had happened is a tragedy and what is more tragic is that we are going to have a generation of young men who will be going around with injuries that they incurred during the cause  of performing their national duty...Once again I want to appeal to our politicians to not allow their attitudes and behaviours  make it difficult for INEC and security agencies to do their jobs".

In preparation for the rerun elections scheduled for Saturday the 23rd of march, another peace pact was signed by representatives of the APC and PDP to further facilitate the terms of reference of the peace committee as adopted.