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Published On: Wed, Aug 22nd, 2018

2019: Sultan, Tambuwal call for peaceful elections

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From Raji Bello, Sokoto

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has appealed to politicians to allow peace to reign as the 2019 general elections approach.
Abubakar who gave the appeal in his Eid el-Kabir message on Tuesday in Sokoto, stressed the need for politicians to realise the importance of peace and unity of Nigeria.
The monarch also called on Nigerians to promote peaceful coexistence and unity of the country.
According to him, “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”, he said.
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, pointing out that security is collective responsibility of all.
Also speaking, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State in his Sallah message also advised the youths not to allow any politicians to use them for selfish purposes.
The governor who spoke through his Deputy, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto urged the youths to shun any form of violence but rather redirect their energy into useful skills that can make them self-reliance.

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