Story From Kano - Special Assistant On Media And Publicity To The Governor Of Kano State

25 January 2011

By Sule Sule

ANPP presidential candidate and governor of Kano state, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau has advised contestants for various positions under the party in Kano state to close their ranks and work the leadership of the party to achieve victory in the forth coming general elections.  

He also counselled them to partner with their compatriots who contested with them but lost in the party's primary elections as well as those who opted out of the contests based on consensus to achieve the desired goal.  

Governor Shekarau who gave the charge during a lunch organized for ANPP contestants from the state at the government house in Kano warned them not to condone media attacks on their opponents by their supporters as such unwholesome acts are unacceptable to the party.  

"It is not a time for inter party wranglings but time to promote candidates," the governor stated adding that they should evolve strategies together with the party leadership to win elections.  

The governor stressed the need for the contestants to mobilize their campaigns teams to mobilize the citizenry to obtain the voter card irrespective of their political affiliation in view of its advantage in the scheme of things.  

In his remarks, the state chairman of the ANPP, Alhaji Sani Hashim Hotoro who noted that the state primaries of the party were conducted with minimum hitch adviced the candidates to be self-assured and build confidence in the electorate so as to increase the fortunes of the party.  

He also charged them not to forget the party and the electorate when they win elections, pointing out that they should not forget that the ultimate mandate remains in the hands of the people.  

Also speaking, the state ANPP gubernatorial candidate, Malam Salihu Sagir Takai stressed the needofor the candidates not to underrate any political opponent and put the party ahead of all selfish considerations.    


The Shekarau for Nigeria Campaign Organisation wishes to express its heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to owners and practitioners in the private media organizations especially the press for their commitment to the codes of accuracy, balance, fairness and objectivity so far in the coverage of the coming general elections

It is particularly pleasing that these media have strived to sustain the ethics of the noble profession in the face of the temptations that have corrupted most of our institutions today. This patriotic disposition recommends itself to all well-meaning Nigerians and is the path to tread if we really wish to rescue our country from the almost certain collapse to which it seems headed. 

This is the main reason why the All Nigeria Peoples' Party (ANPP) is more than ever before determined to offer outstanding candidates for political offices at all levels of government in Nigeria in the April 2011 elections. The nation is ripe for rapid progressive changes such as those for which the ANPP stands. We urge all Nigerians to rally round this party to usher in these changes peacefully through the polls. 

On the other hand, we also wish to call on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to be more alive to its responsibilities of ensuring that all media organizations abide by the rules governing political broadcasts. For instance, it is obvious that the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) continues to give far more coverage to candidates of the ruling party than to those of the 63 other registered parties operating in the country put together. Being the self-acclaimed largest television network in Africa, the disadvantage thus conferred on the opposition parties is unquantifiable. This does not help in any way to create a level playing field and is a gross breach of the law of fairness and justice. The NBC must not overlook these contraventions because injustice always meets retribution, if not now, certainly in posterity. 

While thanking those media who are standing firm on the side of justice to all, we also look forward to working in tandem with them when the overwhelming number of Nigerians elects our party into power with Shekarau as President in the coming elections.

Alhaji Khaleel Bolaji, mni
Director General,
Shekarau for Nigeria Campaign Organisation


Alhaji Khaleel Bolaji, mni is the Director General for Shekarau for Nigeria Campaign Organisation. Upon his written correspondence to EsinIslam as supported by both Bala Muhammad and Emu Brown of the campaign organization, this news/press release has been made available. More stories about the Nigerian 2011 General Elections and the Shekarau for Nigeria Campaign Organisation have been posted on EsinIslam by Nigeria's prominent international writers including Saka Raji Audu.  To Read more about Mallam Shekarau - the Nigerian Presidential Hopeful, his achievements and visions visit Writer Homepage Of Saka Raji Audu at:




Sule Ya'u Sule - Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity To the Executive Governor, Kano state, January 23rd, 2011



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