BREAKING: Shettima Warns Sokoto Govt Against Plot to Depose Sultan, “He Must Be Guarded Jealously”

BREAKING: Shettima Warns Sokoto Govt Against Plot to Depose Sultan, “He Must Be Guarded Jealously”

  • Vice President Kashim Shettima has sent a strong warning to Sokoto state government led by Ahmed Aliyu
  • At an ongoing event in Katsina state, Shettima warned Governor Aliyu against the move to depose Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar III
  • As the plot to remove the Sultan thickens, the vice president maintained that the ‘Sultan is an institution that must be guarded jealously at all cost’ journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Vice President Kashim Shettima has told the government of Sokoto state that Alhaji Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III must be guarded jealously.

Shettima reacts to Sultan's sack
Vice President Kashim Shettima warned against the removal of the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III. Photo credit: Kashim Shettima, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III
Source: Facebook

As reported by Daily Trust, the nation’s number two citizen disclosed this at the ongoing North West Peace & Security Summit. The event is taking place in Katsina state.

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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) confirmed Shettima's message to Governor Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto state on his X page.

“In all developmental issues in this country, His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, I want to use him as a point of reference to recognise and appreciate all our royal fathers present here.”
“And to the deputy governor of Sokoto, I have a simple message for you, Yes, the Sultan is the Sultan of Sokoto, but he is much more than that; he represents an idea, he is an Institution, that all of us in this country need to jealousy guard, protect, promote, preserve and project for the growth of our nation,” Shettima said.

Nigerians react to Shettima's comment

As usual, Nigerians took to the comment section on Facebook to share different reactions to Shettima's statement. captured some of the comments below.

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Akinyemi Ojo Adebayo said:

"Shettima D Joker"

Uchechukwu Benjamin wrote:

"D man that said a fight with Boko Haram is against all mighty Allah. No wonder Shettima said it's an institution."

Comr Paul Victor Ovey said:

"Last last is like the food is reaching everybody oooo."

MURIC raises alarm over ‘plot to depose Sultan of Sokoto’

Earlier, reported that the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) raised the alarm over Governor Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto state's alleged plan to depose the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III.

The executive director of MURIC, Prof. Isiaq Akintola, expressed concern over this in a statement made available on its website on Monday, June 24.

The development is coming amid the controversy and tension over the deposition of the 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero and four others by the state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf.

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