Politicians create religious crisis for selfish end – Sultan of Sokoto
The Sultan of Sokoto and Head of Muslims in Nigeria, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has blamed political class for using their selfish ambition to fuel religious suspicious and unrest in the country.
The Sultan stated this at Saint David’s Cathedral Hall in Akure while meeting with religious leaders under Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) as part of his two days historic visit to Ondo State.
Alhaji Abubakar advised Nigerians to shun politicians and affluent people who were politicising religion, noting that Bible and Quran do not belong to any political party.
The Sultan, who is being hosted by the Deji of Akureland, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, said nobody could claim to love God without loving their neighbours who are Muslims and Christians.
In a remark, the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo said the historic gathering was to foster religious harmony in Ondo State.
The meeting was attended by both Christians and Muslims leaders- led by CAN Chairman, Reverend John Ayo Oladapo and the Chairman, League of Imams and Alfas, Alhaji Ahmed Aladesawe.