Sultan, Islamic body task Buhari, Atiku on peace
The Sultan of Sokoto and leader of the Jama’atul Nasarul Islam (JNI), Sa’ad Abubakar, as well as the leadership of the Islamic body at the weekend said Nigeria must be at peace for either President Muhammadu Buhari or the defeated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to think of governance.
He therefore stated: “We call on all the political contenders in Nigeria, to in the name Allah (SWT), take it easy and sheathe their sword, as in every contest there will always be a winner and a loser.”
In a statement, JNI’s Secretary General, Sheikh Khalid Abubakar, noted that all the contestants were winners “because Nigerians are now beginning to understand the dynamics of politics and democracy in the country.”
He continued: “Moreover, Nigerians must be in peace with one another before anybody will think of governing the entity called Nigeria, except if he/she thinks otherwise, which in our view, will be tantamount to the state of anarchy that must be avoided no matter the concerns.
“Peace must be embraced by all, as Nigeria clearly needs peace for its growth and development.”
Abubakar further said: “Considering that the gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections are coming up on Saturday, March 9, 2019, we use this medium to appeal to all politicians and their supporters to embrace peace and also be decorous in actions and speeches before, during and after the polls.”
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