The Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has said that it is God Almighty who is the final arbiter of judgement and not the Supreme Court.
Sultan, invariably, stated this in order to warn desperate politicians who cuts corners to get what they wants here on earth, forgetting the day of final judgement.
He advised defeated politicians against unnecessary litigations.
Speaking when governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state paid him a courtesy visit in his palace, the Sultan further disabused the minds of all that the caliphate remained apolitical hence, he is a father and spiritual leader to all.
According to him, there has never been a time when politics almost crippled activities in the state as the current trend but added that since the case has already been settled by the apex court, all gladiators should set aside their differences and work for the development of the state.
“The Supreme Court is not the final arbiter of all cases. Allah’s arbitration (judgement) is final and we should all strive to gain His favour,” Sultan said.
But a statement by Muhammad Bello, Special Adviser, Media and Public Affairs to governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, quoted the Sultan as saying, “There has never been a time in the history of our state that contentious politics almost crippled it like this one that was laid to rest by the Supreme Court.”
While distancing the Caliphate from politics, Sultan sued for peace as according to him things have deteriorated significantly.
“All the people of the state are one for eternity. Power belongs to Allah. Anyone who gets it should be magnanimous and he who losses must not drag unnecessarily.”
The traditional cum spiritual leader also appealed to all political gladiators in the state to set aside their differences and work together to achieve maximum benefits for the people of the state.
Speaking earlier, governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal sues for unity and called on members of the opposition party to join hands with him in developing the state.
“We ask all the people of Sokoto, irrespective of party affiliation to come and work closely with the government for further development of the state,” Tambuwal said while thanking the Sultan and the Caliphate for their support for his government.
“We are grateful to Allah and His Eminence for his unflinching consistency in grassroots mobilization of the people of Sokoto to pray fervently for peace and development.“It is worthy of note that Your Eminence has been in the forefront of ensuring that the state remains united despite all the myriads of political challenges, electoral hiccups and sundry litigations that have tugged at its stability,” Tambuwal said.The governor, however, assured that his government will continue to give priority to societal reorientation, investment in education, health and every other developmental strides.