2015 general elections: Islamic scholar cautions politicians




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SOKOTO –  Sheikh Yusuf Alibawa, a Sokoto-based Islamic scholar on Monday cautioned politicians seeking elective offices in the forthcoming general elections against engaging in desperate measure to actualise their ambitions.

Alibawa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto that posterity would not forgive any politician or group of politicians “if they put the country into political crises”.

He urged politicians to play politics with a high sense of political understanding by embracing the winner for the overall political growth of the country.

He said anything short of that would not be tolerated, hence the need for the political class, especially those seeking elective offices, to regard election as opportunity to contribute to the political growth of the society.

Alibawa also wants Nigerian politicians to borrow a leaf from developed nations for the common good of the country.

He called for political tolerance and understanding among the various political parties, to ensure peaceful conduct of political activities.

He said that free, fair and credible elections would only be possible in atmosphere of peaceful coexistence.

He said that Nigerians desired to have credible and committed leaders that would ensure good democratic governance. (NAN)