The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Sunday, carpeted politicians in the country for fueling religious unrest across the country.
He said “politicians had been using their selfish ambition to fuel religious suspicious and create religious unrest in the country.”
The Sultan said this at Saint David’s Cathedral in Akure, Ondo State during a meeting with religious leaders under Nigerian Inter-Religious Council, NIREC.
The Sultan was in Ondo State on a two-day official visit being hosted by the Deji of Akure land, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi.
He, therefore, advised, “Nigerians to shun politicians and important personalities who are politicising religions and creating tension across the country.”
He also added that: “The Bible and Quran do not belong to any political party.
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Speaking on the controversy trailing the alleged demolition of a mosque in Port-Harcourt by the Rivers State government, the Sultan said that the “Nigerian Inter-Religious Council at the national level is already handling the issue for an amicable resolution.”
On his part, the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo said that the historic visit by the Sultan was to foster religious harmony in the state.
The meeting was attended by both Christians and Muslims leaders. The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, was led by the Ondo State Chairman, Reverend John Ayo Oladapo, while the Muslims were led by the state chairman, League of Imams and Alfas, Alhaji Ahmed Aladesawe.