Attahiru Bafarawa, the former governor of northwestern Nigeria’s Sokoto state, has called on politicians and political commentators across the country to keep quiet about political issues that tend to heat politics and polarize citizens, but instead focus more on good governance issues.
According to Mr. Bafarawa, Nigeria already faces serious challenges of insecurity, the threat of secession, and slow economic growth as a result of rising poverty levels.
He says that a considerable degree of attention to these issues will ensure that the country moves towards unity, peace, growth, and development.
“The agitation over the rotation or zoning of the office of the Presidency has been our biggest political impasse for a long time in our growth or political evolution in the country,” the former governor said in a statement Sunday.
He also added that “it has always caused tension, generating distrust and the threat of restructuring or secession or similar challenges that indicate the rupture of the country or the distrust between our main tribes and religions.
“We must be careful to make any comments bordering on the issue of zoning or the rotation of the office of president to any part of the country.
“In this crucial period of time in which the country is embroiled in various challenges, I take this opportunity to offer advice to our politicians, as well as to our many socio-political commentators throughout the country to delve less into politics and, in Instead, offer more constructive advice. on how the government could get the country out of this mess in the best way.
“Our council must focus on offering solutions to solve insecurity problems, as well as a solution to our economic problems so that we can quench the tense atmosphere caused by the current situation of insecurity and similar problems.”
“We must soak up the culture of reducing political disputes, unrest, the sound of war drums, and exhibiting overriding tendencies that are clearly intended to cause harm or tear the country apart through the unnecessary defense.
“The idea of having peace and peaceful existence in this country should be our watchword instead of the promotion that calls for zoning, secession and whatever in the midst of serious economic problems, Boko Haram, kidnapping, banditry and many other forms. of unwanted and unjustified challenges. affecting us as a nation. “