The Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll has asked Nigerians to reorganise, strategize towards excellent leadership in 2023 general elections.
He however kicked against a situation whereby a few elites deploying subversive measures to takeover power through undemocratic means.
The Muslim leader spoke on Monday in Bauchi, the Capital at the inauguration of the ultramodern Hajj Camp.
He also urged Nigerians to resist been used as agents of destabilization and continue to live in harmony.
“Do not let Satan create animosity between you people, in fact there are so many Satans in this country, Nigeria.
“So many people are doing a lot to dismantle this Country and l believe we have a duty to rise up to the occasion and challenge those few elites saying they must control this Country.
“We must let them know that yes we have a role to play and nobody can force us to do what they want us to do.”
The Sultan added the only way to change any government is by voting and not the other way round.
“Like my dear brother Sheikh Sani said, your vote is your power, you can change any government by voting. Don’t allow anybody to steal your vote and it’s time for you to reorganise, strategize and have excellent leadership in this Country,” he stressed.
According to him: “Leaders should always strive to do what the people want because it was the main reason they were voted into power by the people. What the country needs now is excellent and purposeful leadership.
“Leadership has been bestowed on us by Allah, He expects us to be just, fair and equitable to all. We should know that one day, we will all give account of our stewardship in the hereafter.
“It is incumbent on us as leaders to discharge our responsibility to the best of our abilities. The followers are looking up to us for effective leadership. That is what we have to do in order to make the country better.
“There is the need to promote peace and peaceful coexistence in the country because it is only in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility that development and progress can be made”, he said.