The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming August 9, 2014 poll in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has described the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero as a unifying factor in the Nigeria project.
In a press statement signed by his director of media and strategy, Diran Odeyemi, Omisore said “Ado Bayero was a detribalised emir, who exhibited high level of patriotism and commitment to the ideals of the founding fathers of our nation.”
“Apart from his reign in the Kano Emirate, which was characterised by monumental achievements coupled with his exemplary leadership style, Ado Bayero was irrevocably committed to the socio-economic developments of our country and corporate existence of Nigeria, despite insecurity challenges, confronting the nation.”
While expressing his condolence to the Ado Bayero ruling family, Kano Emirate Council, Kano State and President Goodluck Jonathan, Omisore stressed that “we should all take solace in the fact that he lived for those justifiable causes that revolve round sacrifice, love and peaceful co-existence of the country.”
He, therefore, charged Nigerians, irrespective of tribe, religion, status and political affiliations to emulate virtues which the deceased emir stood for while alive, with a view to making the nation great in the global community.