The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar The III, has urged politicians to promote peaceful co-existence and unity among all communities in the country irrespective of religion or political affiliation.
Sultan Abubakar made the call in Sokoto State in his Eid el-Kabir message.
He stressed the need for politicians to realise the importance of peace and unity which would lead to sustainable growth of the country.
“Nigeria is above all of us; peace and unity of the country should always remain our priority, all our political parties should always consider Nigeria first,’’the Sultan said.
The monarch appealed to politicians to allow peace to reign as the 2019 general elections approach.
He also advised the youths not to allow any politicians to use them for selfish purposes.
‘Youth should shun violence and don’t allow any politician to use you and achieve political interest,’‘ he said.
Permanent Voter Cards
The sultan called on all eligible Nigerians to ensure they have the Permanent Voter Cards to enable them vote for candidates of their choice.
He also urged Nigerians to complement the efforts of the security agencies by giving them useful information, stressing that security issue is a collective responsibility for all.
While wishing all Nigerians happy Sallah celebration, the Sultan appealed to them to sustain their prayers for President Muhammadu Buhari, State governors and all other leaders in the country.