Politics not a fortune-spinning venture, says Kano Speaker


The Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Alhassan Rurum has said that politics is a Democratic plat form meant to serve people, but not a means to be rich.

Rurum, a member representing Rano Constituency at the state Assembly, and now elected member for Rano/Bunkure/Kibiya Federal Constituency said this in an interview with Time Express Correspondent on Thursday in Kano.

“It is widely and mistakenly assumed by many that politics is a rich-on-arrival and money-spinning venture, which someone can delve in purposely for self-enrichment” he added.

The Speaker emphasised that politics is not a game whereby somebody’s livelihood will entirely depend on to survive, which he said, this is hugely risk.

He further said, “apart from the politics, i have my business over the years which i depend on and I was not carried away by politics at the expense of my business.

But, is a huge task for anyone entrusted with people’s mandate to discharge the assigned trust with diligent and God-fearing, there is a day of reckoning to account all before the Almighty God” Rurum solemnly advised.

On the issue of mudslinging and character assassination among politicians during campaigning, Rurum lamented that the trend is quite unbecoming and entirely condemnable.

“Constructive criticism is highly permissible in politics, but overstepping the boundary of tarnishing someone’s reputation and image to promote yourself or candidates of your choice is unwarranted” he warned.

The Kano Speaker sternly advised fellow politicians to abide by the tenets of the game of mutual respect and to vow in setting the mindset of upcoming politicians to strive in building a better society.

He said that it is not to deviate by offering a filthy legacy that will make them foresee politics as a game of mudslinging and money-spinning venture of running flamboyant lifestyle.

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