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Published On: Thu, Aug 28th, 2014

‘Shun politics of bitterness’, Sultan urges political class

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From Raji Bello, Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged politicians in the country, to shun politics of bitterness and rancour.

Speaking while receiving the former Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku in his palace in Sokoto, the Sultan stressed the need for politicians in the country, to see politics as a game whereby in the end of an election, both the winner and loser embrace each other and work with unity of purpose.

The former VP was in the state to commission some projects executed by Governor Aliyu Wamakko’s administration.

The monarch averred that it is only God that gives power to whoever He wishes.

“So, our politicians should fear God and work for the benefit of the people rather than their personal interest,” he said.

The Sultan described Governor Aliyu Wamakko as a dedicated leader that was committed to the welfare of the people of the state, adding that the peace being enjoyed in Sokoto today was due to the fact that Wamakko runs a people-oriented government.

Speaking earlier, Atiku noted that Wamakko had impacted tremendously on the lives of the people through the execution of people oriented projects which made him popular among the rural folks.

He observed that unlike other political office holders who abandon projects at the tail end of their tenure, the governor has intensify efforts to complete all projects initiated by his government.

Atiku also advocated for the need to decentralize power and the huge resources allotted to the central to the state governments. He reasoned that governments at the state level execute the most visible projects that have direct bearing on the people.

 

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