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General News of Friday, 14 April 2023


Tinubu needs prayers, support - Emir of Borgu

Bola Ahmed Tinubu Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Mai Borgu, Emir of Borgu, Barrister Muhammad Sani Haliru Dantoro, has charged traditional rulers to pray and support the President elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is a prominent traditional title holder of Borgu kingdom, the Jagaban Borgu.

He said the president elect needs prayers and support, particularly to turn around fortunes of this country, secure it and make it a democratic reference point in Africa.

The royal father said in a statement that he believes “he is capable as Jagaban Borgu and has the experience to fix this country in all areas development index, and look forward to his peaceful inauguration come May 29th’.

The Emir of Borgu also appealed to traditional rulers and concerned elders to help maintain peace and security in their various domains, noting that the welfare and security of the people are the primarily responsibility of traditional institutions and thrones.

Worried at the heightened political tensions in the country, he urged political differences not to stoke any type of ethno religious and cultural differences, adding that Nigeria’s diversity reigns supreme, must be protected and guided to sustain national peaceful coexistence.

“As traditional rulers, we must be seen to father to all Nigerians and therefore, should help douse tensions either political or religious which may put our people in harms way. It is indeed sacrosanct, a Catholic creed that we encourage our leaders and children to find ways to resolve their political or social differences without setting the country ablaze” His Royal Highness explained.

To put the current political situation in the country in perspective, the Mai Borgu, Kitoro the IV, disclosed that all post electoral differences in the country, have always been tabled before the courts of land and which deepens legal and democratic processes, desirable to promote Nigerian democracy and aid national socioeconomic development.

He observed that failure of traditional rulers to intervene and caution temperance and circumspection to the political community in Nigeria, will spill unnecessary tension and confusion.

”As Nigerian traditional rulers, we must get our bearings right and find ways to let our children who are into politics to play by the rules. You win, bring everyone close to support developmental programmes and if you lose, and felt not satisfied or aggrieved, the courts of the lands are there, and no doubt, that will encourage peace and national cohesion, instead of letting political disagreements get out of hands, the Emir emphasised.

He disclosed his plans to reach out and mobilize his fellow crown heads across the country, but beginning with the Borgu kingdom where he will call a meeting of all district heads and chiefs to reach out to the political elites, irrespective party affiliations to toe lines of democratic process and engagements, and also to maintain peace and harmonious existence.