Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil, the Kano State governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, in the 2023 general elections, says his target is to ensure good governance and quality leadership to the people.
He stated this on Tuesday in Kano shortly after receiving a document on the Kano Citizens’ Charter of Demands, from the Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn, PERL, a Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO.
Mr Khalil, also the state Chairman of the Council of Islamic Scholars, said that good governance has four pillars.
“The pillars are – ensuring justice for all, giving people appointments based on merit, protecting their freedom, and consulting widely on issues,” he said.
He promised to encourage hard work among the people as well as ensure peaceful coexistence among residents.
Mr Khalil also promised to accord top priority to education, health, economic environment, among other sectors.
He promised to ensure that the people were made to obey law and order in all affairs.
The candidate said that leaders must lead by example for followers to emulate.
In his remarks, the team leader of the NGO, Dr Abdulsalam Kani, said that the document highlighted some societal problems and proffered possible solutions for policymakers.
According to him, the document was to expand citizens’ involvement in the governance processes for improved service delivery.
The document tagged: “Hasken Jihad Kano”, was developed by 60 associations, civil society organisations and stakeholders under PERL, supported by the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, FCDO.