Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has called on politicians to focus on people’s interests while in governance and eschew political differences after electioneering campaigns.
Malam Muhammad Bello, Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to the Governor, disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Thursday.
Bello said Tambuwal made the statements during a prayer session organised for late former Minister and National Vice Chairman (North-West) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir.
“Politicians should sheathe their swords of discord in the interest of the overall development of the nation through putting aside all political differences that emanated during politicking .
“We should surrender all our affairs to Allah. It is only Allah that is capable of taking care of the affairs of men. It is not proper for us to be having disagreements between us all the time, especially on the issue of politics.
“We should be circumspect. After electioneering campaigns, we should focus on working for the people. This is why I often say my administration in Sokoto state isn’t that of politics, but that of the people of the state.
“This is because the people have entrusted us with their lives and property. So, anything that concerns the government should be that which concerns the people and not politicians,” he quoted the governor as saying.
Tambuwal urged all residents of Sokoto State to see one another as brothers and sisters, who should not allow politics to cause division among them.
The governor also called on all citizens of the state to cultivate the culture of forgiveness.
“It is imperative for us as Muslims to forgive the deceased (Inuwa Abdulkadir) for any wrong he may have done to any one of us”, he said.
The governor said he had forgiven all who did wrong to him at whatever level and situation.
He enjoined people to follow suit in order to have a peaceful society devoid of hate and acrimony.
According to the statement, the prayer was attended by Zamfara state Governor, Alhaji Bello Mutawalle, his deputy, Mr Mahdi Aliyu-Gusau and some members of the state executive council.
It said series of prayers were offered for the soul of late Abdulkadir by different scholars from within and outside the state.
Edited By: Buhari Bolaji/Oluwole Sogunle (NAN)
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