Coalition of Civil Society Groups (CCSG KANO) has called on the pro-Saraki group to shelve its planned protest in Kano aimed at countering those calling for resignation of Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Recall that a group, Arewa Solidarity Forum recently organised a protest calling on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to resign.
In response to this, a pro-Saraki group is planning to organise a counter protest, which CCSG posits could cause violence in the state.
A statement signed by Comrade Rabiu Shamma, the Convener of the CCSG called on the Commissioner of Police in Kano state to stop the protest.
Shamma states: “We as members of the CCSG Kano hereby state as follows:
That the planned political protest by pro-Saraki group should not be allowed to occur and recent protest by Arewa Solidarity Group should not be allowed to re-occur in order to maintain the peaceful atmosphere in Kano State.
That the Commissioner of Police should look into the planned protest with the aim of averting violence that may occur as a result of the counter protest which some unscrupulous elements may pounce on to cause havoc in the state.
That the Director of Security Service (DSS) should also look into purported protest with the aim of stopping the violence that may arise as a result of the political protest.
That the religious leaders should include in their sermons a bold message condemning any attempt by any group to cause havoc in the state in the name of politics.
The political leaders should also include in their campaign a clear message condemning any attempt by any group to cause disunity in the state in the name of politics.
The youths who are mostly the segment used in promoting violence by the political interests should distance themselves from being manipulated to cause havoc upon one another and in general desist from tarnishing the good image of our dear state.
In conclusion, Coalition of Civil Society Groups (CCSG KANO) wants to re-assure the people of Kano State of our resolve to continue working in strengthening the tenets of democracy, ensuring peace and unity in the state. The Coalition will continue organizing series of activities leading up to the 2019 general election in order to ensure violence free election in Kano State.”