The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III has urged politicians across the board not to engage themselves in acts that could jeopardize the peace of this country ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
Abubakar gave the charge yesterday when the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu paid him a courtesy call at his palace in Sokoto.
Mu’azu was in Sokoto to present the cheque of N250 million donation by President Goodluck Jonathan to Sokoto traders who lost their investment in an inferno recently.
Sultan Abubakar 111 said, “ The road to 2015 elections should not be stained with the blood of Nigerians”.
His words: “So much acrimony and mudslinging is now going on in Nigeria and there is the need to stabilize the nation’s polity. So many things are now happening in the nation’s polity contrary to what obtains in other parts of the world.”
The monarch noted that politics in Nigeria was now being played contrary to how it is being done elsewhere in the world, adding that Nigeria needed stability not only in the PDP, but the entire nation.
He also said Nigerians want an immediate stop to the politics of hatred as it does not do any good to Nigeria. He described Sokoto as home to all, stressing that Islam does not segregate between Muslims, Christians and the adherents of other religions.
Earlier in his remark, the PDP National Chairman had told the Sultan that the visit was aimed at showing respect to him as Father to all Nigerians.
Mu’azu said the PDP respects the nation’s traditional institutions and that traditional rulers in Nigeria are striving to ensure the prevalence of peace and unity and further averred that no party has the qualities the PDP possessed, which encompasses all Nigerians, irrespective of any religious or ethnic differences.