The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Tuesday cautioned politicians against abusing or insulting one another as they intensify their preparation for the 2023 general elections.
According to Channels, he stated this while receiving the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and his team on Tuesday.
“Whatever you do with the fear of God, if you believe God gives and God takes, you will succeed and you will end well in this life. This life is a short stay here. We must work for the eternal life there,” he said.
“And in doing so, we must never insult people. We must never abuse people. We must never break relationships and friendships, no matter what political party we belong to.
“It’s very important – God gives power to whom He wants at the time He wants, and He will take it away from you at the time He wants without even warning you.”
According to the religious leader, Nigerians from all political stripes must work together with complete honesty and sincerity.
“We believe that when we are doing so with honesty and sincerity, we must fear God almighty. And I believe that’s the bottom line,” he said