July 21, 2024
There’s no attempt to dethrone Sultan, Sokoto replies Shettima
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There’s no attempt to dethrone Sultan, Sokoto replies Shettima

The Sokoto state government has asked Vice-President Kashim Shettima to always cross check facts before going public. 

At the inaugural north-west security summit in Katsina on Monday, Shettima said the Sultan of Sokoto represents an idea that must be jealously guarded and projected for the growth of the nation.

Prior to the vice-president’s remark, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) had alleged that the Sokoto state government was plotting to dethrone Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III as the Sultan of Sokoto.

MURIC had asked Ahmad Aliyu, governor of Sokoto, to exercise restraint and not tamper with the traditional and religious institution of the Sultan.

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In a statement on Tuesday, Abubakar Bawa, chief press secretary to the Sokoto governor, said the state government never attempted to dethrone the Sultan as speculated