A group, Kano North Youth for Good Governance (KNYGG), has asked the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to distance himself from enemies sabotaging his administration and embrace those working hard for the development of the state.
In a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, Convener of the group, Suleiman Umar Ismail, called on politicians in the state who are aspiring for leadership positions to desist from cheap blackmail, and emulate the political will demonstrated by the Senator representing Kano North, Barau Jibrin.
It also urged the people of Kano to shun inciting statements against credible politicians who have the goodwill in serving the people.
The statement reads in part: “We call on Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other law enforcement agencies to engage blackmailers who create avenues to extort money from members of the public.
“We also applaud Sen. Barau’s effort in supporting his constituency. We are of his efforts and hard work in the area of education, empowerment, construction of road networks in his constituency, among others.
“We have observed that the campaign of calumny are usually sponsored by the enemy of Kano who lacks focus, and good track record desperate of becoming either governor or senator against the will of the majority.
“We call on civil society organisations, and community-based organisations to resist the temptation of financial inducement by desperate politicians to avoid discrediting their objectives and the organisation they represent which at the end could cause them unnecessary litigation.”