By Mohammed Aminu
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Tuesday called on the political leadership to emulate the sterling qualities of presidential aspirant in the Third Republic, late Umaru Shinkafi
The monarch stated this when the Kano State Governor, Alhaji Umar Abdullahi Ganduje, paid him a condolence visit over the death of Marafan Sokoto in his palace in Sokoto
He noted that Shinkafi strove towards fostering unity and mutual coexistence among various communities during his lifetime.
The Sultan stated that the deceased lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation by all and sundry.
“Late Shinkafi lived a good life and it behoves on politicians to emulate such virtues which will assist in fostering unity and mutual coexistence among various religious and ethnic groups in the country,” he said.
Earlier, the governor had condoled the Sultan, people and Government of Sokoto State over the demise of Shinkafi.
He described the death as a great loss not only to the people of Sokoto but the country at large.
Ganduje said the deceased contributed immensely to the development of traditional institutions especially during the colonial period.
Ganduje paid similar visit to Zamfara and condoled the government and people of the state over the death of Marafan Sokoto.