Sultan cautions politicians to stop campaign of calumny against opponents

By The Citizen

As the 2015 general elections draws nearer, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar 111, on Saturday called on politicians in the country to stop the campaign of calumny against opponents ahead of the elections.

He also challenged governments at all levels to redouble their efforts towards tackling the problems of unemployment in the country.

In a sallah message to the Muslim ummah in his palace in Sokoto, the monarch said politicians should fear God and desist from abusing opponents so as to ensure peaceful electioneering campaigns in the country.

He maintained that it was only when politicians avoided campaigns of calumny that peace could reign in the polity.

“Politicians should fear God and realise that He gives power to whoever He wishes. So, we don’t want violence during campaigns.