The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Traditional Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, on Monday said there was no truth in a claim credited to the Kwara State Signage and Advertising Agency that he complained about the content of campaign billboards erected by the All Progressives Congress in the state.
Sulu-Gambari’s position was contained in a statement by the National Secretary of Shehu Alimi Foundation for Peace and Development, Abdulazeez Arowona.
The statement read, “KWASAA in a letter dated November 6, 2018 claimed that it received a complaint from the palace of the Emir of Ilorin on the campaign advertisements of the APC causing incitement in the state among others.
“It is worrisome that the name of the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, is being mentioned to cause disaffection among political gladiators in the state.
“The Emir is neither a card-carrying member of any political party nor staff of any advertising agency.
“His Royal Highness is always passionate about a united Ilorin Emirate, a united Kwara State as well as a united Nigeria. He is a father to all citizens of Kwara State irrespective of their political platforms.
“It is expected that the advertising agency will demonstrate a high level of professionalism and competence in its operations without necessarily dragging the palace into its affairs in order to achieve compliance.
“There should be codes and ethics guiding every business. Such rules and regulations should always be leveraged in order to achieve the desired goals.”