By Abdulaziz Sani
The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III, has appealed to Muslims in Rivers State to support the administration of the state governor, Nyesom Wike.
Speaking in Port Harcourt, the Sultan urged Muslims to pray for the success of Mr Wike’s administration, noting that since the campaigns are over, all residents of the state should support the leader to move the state forward.
“Now that the noise of the campaigns are over, support the leader to succeed. If the leader succeeds, the community benefits; if the leader fails, the community suffers the consequences,” the sultan, who is the president-general of Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, said.
He called on Muslim faithful in the state to be loyal to the administration, stressing that such loyalty must be an absolute one.
Also speaking, the Special Adviser to the governor on Niger Delta Development Commission, Mohammed Aribitonye, applauded the monarch for his visit to the state.
Mr Aribitonye expressed optimism that the meeting would uplift the spirit of Muslims in Rivers State, adding that Mr Wike is committed to promoting religious harmony.