The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has stated that traditional rulers have a role to play in nation building.
The former Vice President made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II on Sunday.
Atiku said he was in the palace to seek for the blessings and prayers of the emirate council.
Atiku also prayed for peace, unity, and stability in the country.
Speaking, the Emir of Kano advised Nigerians to eschew negative acts to ensure peaceful voting in the forthcoming general elections.
”Election is not a war, there is no need to shed blood and there is need to caution and enlighten the public against violence,” he said.
”As a father to all, I always preach peace; this is because no meaningful development can take place without peace.
”I urge eligible voters to vote for whoever that is competent and capable they think will take them to the promise land.”
Sanusi, who urged eligible voters to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) before the elections, called for continuous prayers for peaceful elections in the country.
Sanusi also lauded Atiku for his contribution to education by building a befitting university in his hometown.
Understands that the PDP presidential flag bearer was accompanied to the palace by his running mate, Peter Obi, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus and Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Others are; former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali, former Cross River Governor, Liyel Imoke, former Minister of Power, Tanimu Turaki, Sen. Abdul Ningi, Hajiya Baraka Umar and Kano PDP governorship candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf.