From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Emir of Birning Gwari, Zubairu Jibril Maigwari, has advised all candidates vying for elective offices to honour all their campaign promises when elected into offices.
The Emir gave the advice over the weekend when the 2019 Kaduna States gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Isah Ashiru, his running mate, Hon. Marshal Katung, PDP bigwigs in the state and other PDP candidates under Giwa constituency, paid him a courtesy visits in his palace before the take off their campaign rally in the town yesterday.
The Emir, who had in past cried severally for sustainable intervention to end kidnapping, armed robber, cattle rustling and sundry crimes in Birnin Gwari, especial in the past four years, told his quests that it was very important that politicians kept their promises when voted to offices.
He said “I am happy to welcome you to this palace. I know many of you who are on this entourage dating back many years ago. I am glad to have you here.
“I know Ashiru very well. He is like a son to me. All I want to advice him is a principle that is in me, which has been affirmed by prominent Islamic teachings, “power is given by Allah, and power is taken by him and given to whosoever he chooses’,” he said.
“You all know the problem that Birnin Gwari has been facing over insecurity. All I want to advice is that whoever is voted into office, should do whatever he can do to make sure he fulfiles all his promises made during his campaign. That applies to all candidates here. As a royal father, my assignment is to advise you to be of good conduct with your supporters, and to ask for Allah’s blessings on your desires,’ he said.
Speaking earlier, Hon. Ashiru told the Emir that he was not in the palace to play politics but ask for blessings and guidance.
“Your Royal Highness, this palace and your presence here is too noble and dignified for politics. As a loyal son, I have come to my father with my people to seek for blessing and words of wisdom that will guide us in this journey. I have also no right to barge on this historical Emirate and just seek for the votes of your subjects, without your consent.”
The PDP Senatorial Candidate for Kaduna Central, Mallam Lawal Abubakar, told the gathering that he was very depressed with the grim insecurity in Gwari.
“Birnin Gwari shall be free from the grips of bandits and gangsters when Alh. Abubakar Atiku is voted to power and Hon. Ashiru becomes Governor of Kaduna State when you vote them.
“If you vote me as your Senator, with our House of Reps and Kaduna State House of Assembly candidates, you can be assured that we shall never sleep as long as Birnin Gwari does not sleep. That is the reason why Alh. Atiku has consistently mentioned Birnin Gwari as one of his main areas of intervention when voted to power.