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2023 is time to punish politicians causing religious division – El-Rufai



Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said it’s time to punish politicians causing religious divisions in the country.

El-Rufai said the 2023 elections would be used to punish politicians using religion as a tool to cause division.

He spoke while commissioning the head office of the Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development.

The governor urged royal fathers to pray and ensure peaceful and credible elections in 2023.

He lamented that some politicians were using churches and religious centre for campaign.

“I think this election causes for us a very unique opportunity to take religion out of politics in Nigeria and punish those that are trying to use religion as a tool.

“But some people are campaigning in churches, some are holding internal meetings with religious leaders to promote ethnic and religious division, it is the last thing Nigeria needs now at a time when the whole world is facing challenges ultra-nationalism and global supply chain disruption,” he said.

Lately, some politicians like the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, has been visiting some of the top most churches in Nigeria.

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