Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday, called on politicians to drop their “do-or-die” attitude as the nation moves towards the 2015 general elections and urged those in positions of authority to eschew divisive tendencies.
The Sultan spoke when he received former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, who was in Sokoto to commission and inspect some projects executed by the Governor Aliyu Wamakko administration.
“Politicians should play politics of love and respect, not rancour, bitterness and hatred. Politics should not be a do or die affair”, he said.
He added that public office holders should have the fear of God and work to enhance the living standard of the people, noting that if leaders have the interest of their people at heart, the people would in turn repose confidence in them.
Earlier, Atiku Abubakar described the Sokoto caliphate as a centre of efficient and just governance even as he described Sokoto as a model for other parts of Nigeria.