Nigeria2015: Sultan urges politicians to preach peace, unity

Sultan of Sokoto is the spiritual leader of Muslims in Nigeria

The Sultan received the PDP National Chairman in his palace.

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged politicians to ensure peace in Nigeria as the nation approaches the 2015 elections.

Mr. Abubakar made the appeal in Sokoto on Wednesday when the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, paid him a courtesy call.

“So much acrimony and mudslinging is now going on in Nigeria and there is the need to stabilise the nation’s polity.

“So many things are now happening in the nation’s polity contrary to what obtains in other parts of the world,” he said.

According to the monarch, politics in Nigeria is now being played contrary to what obtains in other parts of democratic world.

Mr. Abubakar said there was need for stability, not only in the PDP but the entire nation.

“We need to do whatever it takes to have stability in the polity. Whosoever emerges in 2015 should be acceptable to all Nigerians.

“Violence always begets violence and there is nowhere in the world where violence will bring peace.

“Leaders at all levels must always preach peace for Nigeria to evenly develop,” he urged.

The Sultan also said that Nigerians wanted an immediate stop to the politics of hatred as it would not do any good to the country.

Mr. Abubakar advised Muslims and Christians to live according to the dictates of their religions.

“All the major religions have taught us to be honest and transparent and be good to our neighbours,” he added.

Mr. Abubakar said he was confident that Mr. Mu’azu would provide good leadership to the PDP due to his wealth of experience.

Mr. Mu’azu had earlier told the Sultan that the visit was aimed at showing respect to him as father to all Nigerians.

The PDP National Chairman reiterated his party’s respect to the nation’s traditional institutions.

“Traditional rulers in Nigeria are striving to ensure the prevalence of peace and unity,” he added.


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