2023 Election: Traditional ruler calls for peaceful polls
The Wazirin Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Wali-Junaidu, has stressed the need for peaceful polls in 2023.
Speaking at a two-day Workshop on Conflict Mitigation and Prevention Dialogue organised by USAID State2State for CSOs, political stakeholders, Journalists and community leaders on Friday in Sokoto, Wali-Junaidu said a peaceful poll is non-negotiable for the corporate existence of the country.
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He called on Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), political stakeholders and Journalists to redouble efforts to reduce conflicts.
”There is a need for a good understanding of interests and differences, dialogue among different groups to work in harmony for the development of the society.
Also, the State Team Lead (STL) of the State2State in Sokoto state, Mrs Hajara Shifkau, said the workshop was organised to strengthen understanding among participants.
Shifkau expressed optimism that the efforts would promote harmonious coexistence, a hitch-free election and enhance peace.
A Facilitator, Mrs A’isha Ahmad, led participants in the contextual understanding of the conflict environment and mainstreaming gender and social Inclusion in conflict mitigation and prevention strategies.
Ahmad dwelled on understanding the root causes of conflicts in society.
She urged participants to live up to expectations and educate members of the public.
The Conflict Specialist of State2State, Mr John Dash, called for promoting conflict mitigation and prevention strategies.