Nasarawa State Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura has appealed to the Keffi Emirate council and the entire citizens of Keffi local government to ensure that the selection process of the new emir of Keffi Emirate does not lead to bitter acrimony or breakdown of peace.
Governor Al-Makura made the call on at the emir’s palace in Keffi on Sunday, shortly after the three-day prayer offered for the deceased monarch.
The Emir of Keffi, Alhaji Mohammdu Chindo Yamusa II, died peacefully in the early hours of Friday last week in his palace in Keffi after 37 years on the throne.
Al-Makura said the late monarch was a bridge builder and promoter of peace while he lived and called of citizens of the emirate and the entire state to emulate his virtues.
He admonished that people of the emirate to see leadership as an act of God and support whoever emerges the new emir even as he called for transparency and fear of God in the selection process.
The governor also expressed bitterness of the assault on his convoy by youths in Keffi who pelted his convoy with stones as the he left the emir’s palace shortly after the funeral rites of the late royal father on Friday.
He said those involved in the heinous act would face the full wrath of the law, warning that the perpetrators and their sponsors, if any, would be dealt with to serve as deterrent for would-be offenders.
He regretted that the shameful act was perpetrated on a day the emirate council and the entire state was morning the demise of one of its most respected monarchs.
Speaking in the same vein, the Andoma of Doma, HRH Ahmadu Ogah Onawo, who spoke on behalf of the Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs, condemned the incident as shameful and unfortunate.
The Andoma called on the governor to tamper justice with mercy insisting however that the due process of the law should be allowed to take its course to avoid future occurrence.
By Donatus Nadi, Lafia via [Leadership]
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