The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, on Sunday advised Nigerians to eschew negative acts ensure peaceful voting in the forthcoming general elections.
NAN reports that Emir Sanusi gave the advice when the People Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, paid him a courtesy visit at his palace in Kano on Sunday.
”Election is not a war, there is no need to shed blood and there is need to caution and enlighten the public against violence.
”As a father to all, I always preach peace; this is because no meaningful development can take place without peace.
”I urge eligible voters to vote for whoever that is competent and capable they think will take them to the promise land,” he said.
He said that what the people choose is what is going to serve them for the next four years.
The Emir, who urged eligible voters to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) before the elections, called for continuous prayers for peaceful elections in the country.
Sanusi also lauded Atiku for his contribution to education by building a befitting university in his hometown.
He also thanked him and his entourage for the visit and prayed for peaceful campaign.
Earlier, Atiku said he was in the palace to seek for the blessings and prayers of the emirate council.
He said that royal fathers had great roles to play in nation building.
Atiku also prayed for peaceful, unity and stability in the country.
The PDP presidential flag bearer was accompanied to the palace by his running mate, Peter Obi, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus and Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Others are; former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali, former Cross River Governor, Liyel Imoke, former Minister of Power, Tanimu Turaki, Sen. Abdul Ningi, Hajiya Baraka Umar and Kano PDP governorship candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf.