From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
The Etsu Nupe and Chairman of Niger State traditional council, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar has urged Muslims and Christians in the country to elect and pray God to provide truthful leaders in the forthcoming 2015 general elections toward peaceful coexistence of the country.
Abubakar who made the remark interacting with newsmen in Bida, enjoined the Muslims to use the Sallah period to pray to almighty Allah to bring peace to the country.
“Nigeria needs prayers because it is the only weapon that will put the country on the right part.
‘Prayers by both Muslims and Christians have become imperative as the 2015 general election is overheating the polity.
“With sustained prayers Nigeria will surely remain a single indivisible entity,” he said.
He advised politicians in the country to shun politics of bitterness, adding that “politicians should apply decorum while playing politics.
“You should play politics to ensure the peace and security of Nigeria and not for your selfish interest,’’.
The monarch enjoined politicians to give priority to projects that would improve the living standard of the people instead of enriching themselves at the expense of the people.