Sultan of Sokoto’s JNI Advises Atiku To Concede Defeat, Congratulate Buhari


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The Jamaatu Nasril Islam (JNI) has advised all contenders in the February 23 presidential election to sheath their swords and accept the outcome of the election.

The JNI is led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll.

In a statement by its Secretary General, Dr Khalid Aliyu Abubakar, the JNI said that there would always be winners and losers in an election.

The body also challenged security agencies to ensure that the electoral process goes on smoothly and without interference.

The statement read in part, “however, we call on all the political contenders in Nigeria to, in the name Allah, take it easy and sheath their swords as in every contest there will always be a winner and a loser.

“But in this case, all the contestants are the winners, because Nigerians are now beginning to understand the dynamics of politics and democracy.

“Moreover, Nigerians must be in peace with one another before anybody will think of governing the entity called Nigeria, except if he/she thinks otherwise.

“Peace must be embraced by all as Nigeria clearly needs peace for its growth and development and considering that the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections are coming up on Saturday.

“We use this medium to appeal to all politicians and their supporters to embrace peace and also be decorous in actions and speeches, before, during and after the elections.”

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