12th May, 2011
The Kano State chapter of the PDP has frowned at â€œprovocative political songsâ€ being composed and circulated by some artistes in the state.
The Chairman of its publicity committee, Alhaji Gambo Danpass, told a news conference in Kano on Wednesday that the songs negated the religion and culture of the people of the state.
â€œWe condemn in strong terms the playing of such songs which usually make mockery of both the PDPâ€™s successful candidates and their defeated opponents.
â€œThe promotion of these tunes is un-Islamic and runs contrary to our values as a people,â€ Danpass said.
He, therefore, warned that the incoming PDP government of Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso would take â€œurgentâ€ steps to stop the trend immediately it assumed office.
â€œDr. Kwankwaso, being a disciplined leader, elected on the platform of a disciplined party, the PDP, will definitely move against the circulation of these songs which cause disharmony among our people,â€ he said.
The PDP spokesman also hinted that the incoming government would sanitise the activities of film makers in the state.
â€œSome of the Hausa films being produced and marketed here also carry tunes which offend the socio-cultural and religious norms of our people.
â€œWe will try to censor them to conform to the established ideals,â€ he said.
NAN reports that the PDPâ€™s reaction was prompted by some songs which dramatise the substantial defeat of the ruling All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in the last general elections in the state.