Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Thursday urged politicians to promote peaceful coexistence for the unity of the country. Abubakar made the call when he visited Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa in Dutse.
He stressed that peace was important for the development of any society, pointing out that there will be no nation without peace.
“Where ever we are, we must make peace and this is also applicable to politics. We, as people must avoid violence and if there is any difference among us, there are procedures to follow – like the judiciary”, he said.
The former head of state noted that the effort to restore democracy in the country during his regime was possible because of the commitment of all Nigerians.
He also called for serious and genuine efforts to deepen the country’s democracy and growth.
Abubakar commended Lamido for transforming his state positively, noting that the governor had executed people-oriented projects.
Earlier, the governor described Abdulsalami as a `leader of democracy,’ having nurtured a system that prepared the 1999 election that brought democratic government.
The former head of state is in Jigawa to inaugurate the judiciary complex built by Lamido’s administration.