President Muhammadu Buhari has exhorted Nigerian politicians to at all time emulate the good legacies of the late Olushola Saraki, father of former Senate President, Bukola Saraki by eschewing politics of bitterness.
The president, represented by Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, gave the advice at the 10th memorial lecture held in honour of second republic politician in Abuja, Monday, November 28.
“Saraki was a Nigerian statesman who participated in the evolution of Nigeria’s political development.
“He is one of the politicians that earned the respect of many Nigerians. We appreciate his contributions to our polity.
“I want to use this opportunity to ask my fellow politicians to take away lesson from the lecture that he has been delivered with a view to moving Nigeria forward,” he said.
In a similar development, Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, also implored Nigerian politicians to continue promote truth and transparency.
The emir, who doubles as the President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs, charged Nigerian politicians to shun social unrest in forthcoming 2023 general elections.
“Where you have good leaders, you will have good followership, if you have bad followership, you will have bad leadership.
“For leaders, we want to urge you to always uphold the truth, be honest, be transparent and be accountable because Almighty Allah will ask you.
“Campaign honestly, campaign like gentleman and convince people to vote for you and when you do get the votes, discharge your responsibility to the best of your knowledge,” he said.