28th January, 2015
By Haladu ABUBAKAR
Speaker of the House of Representatives and All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Sokoto state said that the current scale of violence introduced by politicians in the country must stop.
He stated this at an interactive session with students of all tertiary institutions in the state in Sokoto on Monday.
“The culture of violence that is being introduced in this country is alien to our tradition. I don’t believe in violence and those who are into it should reconsider their steps.
“What you should do as politicians is to convince people on what you intend to do for them. Tell them why you should be elected. You must not lead unscrupulous people to unleash mayhem on people you perceive as not your supporters,” Tambuwal said.
He stressed further that it is only when politicians imbibed the culture of electioneering that is devoid of violence, that the youths would take a cue of issue-based politicking.
The Speaker also pleaded with the people of Sokoto state to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) because according to him, “Obtaining PVCs is the only by which you can elect the candidates of your choice.”
He said that governments should invest in the youths so that the country would have vibrant future. “We must invest in the youths for a better tomorrow because they represent today and the future.”
Tambuwal said that his number one priority if elected as governor of Sokoto state would be education in which majority beneficiaries are the youths.