The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’advert Abubakar III and President, Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, on Tuesday in Abuja signed a peace pact to make sure peaceable ambiance earlier than, throughout and after 2019 basic elections.
The Sultan was represented by the Emir of Keffi, Dr. Shehu Chindo-Yamusa, whereas the President of CAN was represented by the Prelate of Methodist Church, Rev. Samuel Uche. The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that peace accord was signed at a Peace Declaration Summit organised by the Nigerian Interfaith Motion Affiliation (NIFAA) in collaboration with native and worldwide companions.
The duo urged Muslims and Christians to proceed to work collectively, shun violence, embrace dialogue and be dedicated towards constructing communities that have been resilient and free from concern. “We be part of collectively to affirm that Nigeria is and shall stay a rustic dedicated to peace and concord amongst all of its members, Christian or Muslims, from the north or from South. “And that democracy should deliver us nearer collectively as a individuals and never separate us.
“We be part of collectively in patriotic love for our nation and our fellow Nigerians to declare for peace as key stakeholders representing varied non secular and ethnic teams in Nigeria.” The duo additional expressed dedication to embracing a imaginative and prescient of widespread humanity and talking publicly of hope for Nigeria’s peaceable and vibrant future.
The Sultan and CAN President additionally pledged to demand that free and honest democratic elections needs to be carried out in peace and for the profit of all Nigerians regardless of ethnicity, faith or geographical zone. Equally, the 2 leaders of dominant non secular agreed to advertise peace and understanding in all communities because the nation enters its elections interval in addition to denounced hate speech and violence.