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2023: Traditional Ruler Underscores Need For Peaceful Polls

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By Habibu Harisu

Sokoto, – The Wazirin Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Wali-Junaidu, has underscored the need for peaceful polls in 2023.Speaking at a  two-day Workshop on Conflict Mitigation and Prevention Dialogue organised by USAID State2State for CSOs, political stakeholders, Journalists and community leaders on Friday in Sokoto, Wali-Junaidu noting ithe relevance of a peaceful poll for the corporate existence of the country.He urged Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), political stakeholders and Journalists to redouble efforts among to reduce conflicts.”There is need for good understanding of interests and differences, dialogue among different groups with a view to work in harmony for the development of  the society.”I urge Nigerians to be law abiding citizens, be patrotic at all times for the peaceful coexistence and the nation,” he said.Also speaking, Mrs Hajara Shifkau, the State Team Lead (STL) of the State2State in Sokoto state, said the workshop was organised to strengthen understanding among participants.Shifkau expressed optimism that the efforts would promote harmonious coexistence, a hitch-free election and enhance peace.A Facilitator, Mrs A’isha Ahmad, led participants on contextual understanding of conflict environment as well as mainstreaming gender and social Inclusion in conflict mitigation and prevention strategies.Ahmad dwelled on understanding the root causes of conflicts in the society.She urged participants to live up to expectations and educate members of the public.The Conflict Specialist of State2State, Mr John Dash, called for the promotion of conflict mitigation and prevention strategies. (NAN)

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