By Ibrahim Bello
Birnin Kebbi, – Kebbi Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, has called on the people of Kebbi to eschew politics of bitterness and emirate sentiments in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
Bagudu made the call in Birnin Kebbi on Monday in his statewide broadcast to mark Nigeria’s 58th independence anniversary.
“Now that we are in another election season, I call on all the people of Kebbi State to eschew politics of bitterness and politics of emirate sentiments, which will not help us.
“We are blessed with four emirates in our state for us to be tolerant and respect one another,’’ he said.
The governor said that the state prospered greatly even within the larger Sokoto State.
Bagudu recalled that the late Shehu Kangiwa was an illustrious son of the state but was elected as governor of Sokoto State for his quality.
“Our first civilian governor, Alhaji Abubakar Musa, is from Yauri Emirate and was elected because of his quality and not where he came from, ‘’ he added.
The governor urged the people to continue to promote the values of choosing leaders with quality at the expense of sentiment and bitterness.
“We are inviting the sons and daughters of Kebbi, who have what to offer at all levels to come and do so for the prosperity of the state, ‘’ Bagudu said.