In Sokoto, Tambuwal declares readiness to work with opposition as Sultan sues for unity

Left to right: Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Saad Abubakar, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state, ex-governor Attahiru D. Bafarawa and the state Deputy Governor, Mannir Muhammad Daniya, when the governor paid a courtesy call on the Sultan at his place on Tuesday.

of has again called on the people of the state to remain united in pursuance of the collective good for all.

Tambuwal made the call when he paid a courtesy visit on the Sultan of in his palace Tuesday.

“We ask all the people of , irrespective of party affiliation to come and work closely with the government for further development of the state,” the governor said.

Reaffirming his administration’s to the Caliphate, which he said has never wavered in its support for his government, the governor specifically harped on the Sultan’s dexterity in mobilising the populace to pray for peace and good governance at all times.

“We are grateful to Allah and His Eminence eminence for his unflinching consistency in grassroots mobilization of the people of Sokoto to pray fervently for peace and development.

“It is worthy of note that Your Eminence has been in the forefront of ensuring that the state remains united despite all the myriads of political challenges, electoral hiccups and sundry litigations that have tugged at its stability,” Tambuwal observed.

He assured that the government would continue to place premium on societal reorientation. investment in education, health and every developmental stride possible.

Responding, Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar appealed to all political gladiators in the state to set aside their differences and work together to achieve maximum benefits for the people of the state.

He said, “there has never been a time in the history of our state that contentious politics almost crippled it like this one that was laid to rest by the ,” the Sultan, who distanced the Caliphate from politics, sued for peace “as things have deteriorated significantly.”

He admonished all leaders in the state to remain servants of the people.

“All the people of the state are one for eternity. Power belongs to Allah. Anyone who gets it should be magnanimous and he who losses must not drag unnecessarily,” Sultan said.

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