Former Governor of Jigawa state and leader of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sule Lamido, has warned the leadership of the Izalatul Bidia Waikamatul Sunnah movement against using religion to instigate disunity among Nigerians.
Recall that on Friday, January 11, at a Colloquium in Jimeta, Adamawa state, the leaders of the movement had endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari, urging all its members to vote for the president in the 2019 presidential election.
The movement also commended Mr Buhari’s administration, especially his achievements in the fight against corruption, commitment in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency, the reform and diversification of the economy and agriculture revolution.
According to the Islamic movement, the Buhari-led government at the centre is moving in the right direction and “the Izala movement has put its seal of approval on it.”
Reacting to the endorsement, at the PDP North West campaign rally held at Hadejia, Jigawa state, Mr Lamido advised the leaders of the movement to stop combining politics and religion, urging them to allow their members vote for the candidates of their own choice.
Mr Lamido said: “You have supporters in the PDP, APC, APGA, stop using religion to divide Nigerians. Every Nigerian has a right to vote a party of his choice irrespective of his religious or sect differences.”
According to him, Nigerians have tested the PDP and APC leadership and are, therefore, free to make their choices by differentiating between the two parties.