Atiku, others free to seek redress in court – Sultan

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The Sokoto Sultanate Council on Thursday condemned some media reports associating the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, and the Sultanate Council with certain national and state political issues.

A statement signed by the Secretary of the council, Umar Ladan, issued to the newsmen in Sokoto said that neither the Sultan nor any member of the council belonged to any political party.

“We do not have any contestant to any elective post; the council does not hold any ally and will not in any way interfere with political and electoral issues.

“Whoever did engage in politics, has done so in his own volition and not the Sultan or the Sultanate Council,’’ the statement said.

It also said that the Sultan and the council believed in the rule of law, justice and fairness in all our affairs.

On the recently conducted general election, it said that whosoever felt aggrieved was free to seek redress in court.

“The council remains apolitical and will continue to play its role in the provision of traditional and spiritual leadership for peaceful coexistence among all Nigerians,’’ the statement said.

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John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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