Shehu Sani Urges Religious Leaders to Shun Selfish Politicians Using Religion and Ethnicity to Divide Nigerians

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, has advised religious leaders in Nigeria to avoid selfish and mischievous politicians who use religion and ethnicity to cause division among the people, especially during elections.

Speaking at a dinner breaking fast in Kaduna, the senator emphasized the need for clerics to steer clear of politicians who have lost power and are now using all kinds of sentiments against the current government.

He urged religious leaders to use their platforms to preach messages of peace and unity, as well as educate their followers on the importance of voting for good leaders during elections.

Senator Sani also pointed out that democracy can only thrive when there is equity, justice, progress, and development.

He added that Nigeria does not belong to a single ethnic group and that power has been held in the north for so long that it has become toxic, hindering the region’s growth in human and capital development.

The senator advised northerners to support President Tinubu’s government in the interest of the region’s progress and development, rather than seeking to return power to the north.

He also criticized former President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to improve the country’s economy and security, noting that the security apparatus was controlled by northerners and Muslims, yet banditry and terrorism persisted.

Senator Shehu expressed concern about the fear parents have in sending their children to school due to the risk of kidnapping and highlighted the alarming incidents of mosques being raided and imams kidnapped or killed by bandits.

The senator’s message to religious leaders and the people of Nigeria is to remain vigilant against politicians who manipulate religion and ethnicity for their own gain, and to work together for the betterment of the country as a whole.

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