- Sheikh Abubakar Sadeeq Shaibu has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to stop attacking themselves in the course of their campaigns
- He said it is embarrassing to see both presidential candidates attacking each other as they campaign
- The cleric further implored both men to exercise maximum control over their aides and followers who sometimes are responsible for some of the actions that heat up the polity
An Abuja-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Sadeeq Shaibu, has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to stop attacking themselves in the course of their campaigns to seek election to the nation's highest political office in 2019.
The cleric made the admonition at a Maulud celebration in Abuja on Saturday, December 15, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Shuaibu said it was embarrassing to see both presidential candidates attacking each other as they campaign.
He said: "Leadership is given by God and to who He so wishes. Whether any one likes it or not, whoever God has destined to win the election, would win, and there is nothing any human being can do about it, because it is what God has destined.”
He further implored Buhari and Atiku to exercise maximum control over their aides and followers who sometimes were responsible for some of the actions that heat up the polity.
He said: "Sometimes, these personal assistants and their followers over-step their bounds and cause trouble, leading to avoidable violence and destruction of lives and property.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to address pressings issues in the country rather than attacking its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
The spokesperson for the party, Kola Ologbodiyan, said the APC and the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) were jittery ahead of the 2019 presidential election.
He said the ruling party had nothing to show for almost four years in office and had resorted to attacking Atiku Abubakar to deflect attention from pressing issues.
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