1 February 2013

Nigeria: Council Poll - Monarch Warns Against Using Weapons At Rallies

The Aguma of Gwagwalada, Alhaji Muhammed Magaji, on Tuesday cautioned all members and political party supporters against carrying dangerous weapons at any political rallies in the area.

The monarch was speaking when the chairman of the council, Alhaji Zakari Angulu Dobi, led the ANPP chairmanship aspirant, Abubakar Jibrin Giri, FCT ANPP chairman, Alhaji Usman Abdulmalik and all the councillorship aspirants of the party as well as members of his cabinet to his palace.

He also urged members/supporters of all political parties to conduct themselves peaceful and avoid any provocative comments that may ignite violent reaction from the opponent during the March 16 council elections.

The traditional ruler said the warning was imperative because of some party supporters, who may have the intention of carrying dangerous weapons or engaging in reckless driving that may cause accident.

The monarch noted that their major duty as traditional rulers and custodians of peace in the society is to preach peace in order to enhance harmonious relationship.

He commended the ANPP-led administration of Alhaji Zakari Angulu Dobi, for its effort in providing meaningful projects that have direct bearing on the lives of people of the council in the last six years, and prayed that whoever succeeds him would do more.

Earlier, the chairman of the council, Alhaji Zakari Angulu Dobi, said the visit to the traditional ruler was in line with the tradition of the party to seek for the monarch's blessings before embarking on campaign. The chairman also visited the Agora of Zuba, Alhaji Muhammad Bello Umar, and assured the monarch that additional district/village heads will be created within the next two weeks,

The chairman donated N500,000 for completion of a mosque in the area.

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