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Sultan of Sokoto finally breaks silence on presidential, NASS elections outcome

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Sultan of Sokoto finally breaks silence on presidential, NASS elections outcome

Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubkar III

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’adu Abubakar lll, has hailed the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the February 23 presidential election in the country and advised Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to concede defeat.

In a statement signed on his behalf and the Nigerian Muslim community by the JNI’s Secretary-General, Dr Khalid Abubakar-Aliyu, on Sunday in Kaduna, the Sultan thanked God for a hitch-free election which led to the declaration of Buhari as winner.

He urged losers in the presidential poll, including Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, to accept defeat and embrace peace as according to him, in every contest, there must be a winner and a loser.

Sultan of Sokoto finally breaks silence on presidential, NASS elections outcome

“We are grateful to Allah, the beneficent and exceedingly merciful for the peaceful and successful conduct of the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections, as well as the subsequent declaration of the winners.

“Jama’atu Nasril Islam under the leadership of His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, delightfully congratulates President Muhammadu Buhari and all other contestants, as well as the Nigerian electorate that conducted themselves peacefully and with high spirit of decorum during and after the elections.

“However, we call on all the political contenders in Nigeria to, in the name Allah, take it easy and sheathe 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.”

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