The governor of Kaduna State, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, has stressed the need to punish politicians using religion as a campaign tool.
The governor spoke in Kaduna at the commissioning ceremony of the head office of the Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development.
He expressed concern over the way and manner some politicians were using religion and ethnicity to create division in their campaigns.
He said the 2023 elections presented a unique opportunity for Nigerians to take religion out of politics.
El-Rufai also called on royal fathers and scholars to pray to God to choose the best leader that will unite and move the country forward in the forthcoming general elections in February, 2023.
He further called on the royal fathers and scholars to communicate to the people the absolute need to ensure that future elections did not centre on religion but on what a person could do to improve the lot of the ordinary.
The Sultan of Sokoto and grand patron of the foundation, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar said the foundation has been engaging with various stakeholders and working towards uplifting the standard of living of the ummah. DAILY TRUST