Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State, has warned political leaders and stakeholders in Nigeria against politicising traditional institutions and religion.
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Governor Tambuwal made the plea when the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, paid him a courtesy visit in company with the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, in Sokoto on Saturday.
The Sokoto Governor made the remarks just days after Muhammadu Sanusi II was dethroned as the emir of Kano by Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State.
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According to the governor, issues of religion, traditional institution and security are beyond politics.
“Sometimes we play politics. We must desist from playing politics with our traditional institutions.
“We must desist from playing politics with religion. We must desist from playing politics with security.
“These issues are beyond politics; we must try as much as possible to cooperate and work together for the unity and stability of this country.
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“I implore all the traditional rulers to be working and praying together for the peace and continued existence of Nigeria,” he said.
Other monarchs who were also on the entourage are the emirs of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu III; that of Keffi, Dr Shehu Yamusa; and that of Lere, Garba Muhammad, who was also a one-time military administrator of Sokoto State.