New Year: Gov. Bagudu calls for peace, unity

New Year: Gov. Bagudu calls for peace, unity

By Ibrahim Bello, Birnin Kebbi.

 

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has underscored the need for sustainable peace and unity in the state and Nigeria in general, for an enduring national development.

 

Bagudu, who is also the Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, made the call in his New Year message to the people on Monday in Birnin Kebbi.

 

He said that peace and unity were the most plausible tools of even national development, without which the country would continue to lag behind others.

 

He said that Kebbi one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria, owing to the disposition of people of the state and their belief that peaceful coexistence was sacrosanct if development was to be achieved.

 

He also admonished the citizens of the nation to imbibe the virtues of patriotism and love for one another.

 

Bagudu also noted that the new year, 2023, was an important one, as the general elections were around the corner.

 

The governor stressed the need for peaceful electioneering by political parties, devoid of any violence.

 

According to him, there is also the need for all and sundry to ensure the conduct of free, fair and acceptable 2023 general polls.

 

He recalled that the year 2022 was an unusually tough one globally, saying that was full of a myriad of challenges.

 

“However, the Almighty God will make the new year much easier and less traumatic for all of us.

 

“We are also confident that the forthcoming polls will be conducted peacefully, and the prevailing security challenges will soon be surmounted,” he said.

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