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Sokoto Gov’t Responds to Shettima: Get your facts right on rumours regarding Sultan


Sokoto Gov’t Responds to Shettima: Get your facts right on rumours regarding Sultan

The Sokoto State government has issued a response to Vice President Kashim Shettima’s remarks, urging him to conduct thorough fact-checking before commenting on critical national issues.

Following the Vice President’s caution during the Northwest Security summit in Katsina, the state government emphasised that Shettima should have reached out to Governor Ahmed Aliyu for clarification regarding the reports circulating about an alleged plan to remove Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar before making public statements.

In a statement released by Governor Aliyu’s spokesperson, Abubakar Bawa, the government stressed the importance of the Vice President possessing comprehensive knowledge on matters of national importance before sharing his opinions.

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“We sincerely expected the Vice President to have consulted the Governor before going public.

“As an elder statesman and a father to all he should have facts and figures before judging on issues raised by mischief makers and the mushroom social media handlers known for negative propaganda.

“The fact of the matter is that there was never any attempt to sack the Sultan nor have we sent him any threat regarding that.

“Sultan enjoys all the powers he is entitled to. We never denied him any of his freedom or rights .

“We therefore do not need to be told to guard, protect, and promote the Sultan. It is our sole responsibility.

“The government and People of Sokoto cherish and adore the sultanate council and would do everything possible to protect the dignity of the revered institution. The Government to this end reassures all Nigerians that, it will continue to protect the sultanate council and its dignity at all times,” the statement read.

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