Sultan laments over Nigeria’s political differences
•Says, I fear for our future in Nigeria
PDP, some respected Muslim and Christian clerics turned their worship places to an avenue of campaign for either of the two candidates.
He stressed: “We that are religious leaders, have to be careful of what we tell our followers because most of them are not educated and will take whatever you say as true.
“I have been an observer of the election over the years and have never declared support for any candidate. As a religious leader, I have never asked Imams or Muslims preachers to preach against anybody or in support of any as well,” he asserted
“Prior to 2019, you have heard and seen the Muslims and Christians leaders preaching things that you find it difficult to respond to.”
He urged: “We should ask ourselves why have things changed that way? Is it because of the greed of our religious leaders who collect monies to preach their support for a particular candidate? Let’s try to discourage that, because the religion preaches love for all.”
The Sultan, however, said “2019 election has come and gone. Though there are court issues here and there but let us begin to plan ahead of 2023 on how to ensure that we have leaders that are our choice and not those that are forced on people.
He noted: “We have much more challenges now that we cannot in any way deny it. You have heard and seen that the challenges are real.
You can see the insecurity in the north west. “
The governor described the gathering as very veritable platform to address many issues that the Muslim community have divergent views on.
Also, Professor Salihu Mikalilu who delivered a lecture at the occasion noted: “Nigeria is a multi-religious society and we have to appreciate that. The diversity in itself is not the problem but when it is taken to oppress others, it now becomes a problem”.
He pointed out: “Islam guarantee all forms of rights including rights to life. Therefore, the Quran forbids the killing of human beings under whatever guise except if such pronouncement is backed by law.