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Eid: Ganduje bans hoisting of banners, posters during festivities

Aisha Ahmed

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has banned the hoisting of banners and posters of politicians during the Eid Prayers and other festivities.

In a Sallah message signed by the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Muhammad Garba on Sunday in Kano, Ganduje noted that the act caused distractions during prayers.

He said while the Eid Prayers were considered as important ritual after a month long Ramadan fasting, other festivities were aimed at showcasing Kano’s rich cultural heritage.

“It is therefore inappropriate or even disrespectful for persons or political parties to reduce such places to grounds for rallies or campaigns.”

Ganduje said hoisting of posters when people of different political leanings converged on Eid grounds and traditional durbah at the Emir’s Palace, could be potentially prone to political violence.

He warned individuals to avoid encouraging political rallies under any guise during the celebrations, adding it violated the Electoral Act.

He also warned politicians in the state to comply with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) timetable of activities for the 2023 general elections.

Ganduje further charged security agencies in the state to take appropriate measures against any deviant act capable of breaching the prevailing peace in the state.

He felicitated with the Muslims on the auspicious occasion of Eid-el-Fitr, with a call on them to continue to pray for the state and the nation’s peace. (NAN)