From Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto 

Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Saad Abubakar has called on politicians in the country to play politics devoid of rancour.

He gave the charge when he received the APC gubernatorial campaign council in his palace.

The monarch appealed to politicians to avoid using abusive words during electioneering campaigns.

He said campaigns should be issue base, not about casting aspersions on others. 

Abubakar also stressed the need for peaceful coexistence among citizens in the interest of the nation.

“Conduct your campaign rallies peacefully without jeopardizing the peaceful atmosphere. As Muslim we need to understand that power is in the hands of the Almighty Allah,he gives to whom he so wishes,”he said.

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He further appealed to politicians to maintain the good relationship existing between them at all times.

On the resigned new naira notes swap, sultan Sa’ad said the 10 days extension by the Apex bank was not enough.

 Director General APC governorship campaign council and Minister for Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi told the monarch that they were in the palace to formally introduce their gubernatorial candidate in the forthcoming election.

He solicited the support of the monarch and fatherly prayers to succeed at the poll.

APC gubernatorial candidate, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto commended the sultan for the role he plays in ensuring  peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.

He underscored the contributions of the Sokoto caliphate founding fathers, especially their literary works which has stood the taste of time.