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NNPP Governorship Candidate Warns Kaduna People To Avoid Politicians Preaching Religion




The Kaduna State governorship candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Suleiman Hunkuyi has cautioned the populace to be aware of politicians who prey on their religious prejudices ahead of the March 18, 2023, governorship election.

In light of the impending governorship election in Kaduna state, Hunkuyi questioned the wisdom of certain governorship candidates’ frantic efforts to obtain the support of clerics and condemned the assistance given to politicians by religious institutions.

He continued by saying that in a complex state like Kaduna, employing religion or ethnic traditions for electioneering was bad for democracy.

Speaking to the media on Saturday in Kaduna, Hunkuyi advised those who might vote to stay away from divisive politics and select a reliable candidate who will progress the state’s development.

He emphasized that to deceive the populace, both the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in the state have made claims and denials that their candidates have the backing of some clerics.

He said, “I think you are aware of a letter by the Kaduna State’s Christian Association of Nigeria’s chairman, which endorsed the PDP governorship candidate. We also have an audio where some Muslim clergymen have also endorsed the candidate of APC for the governorship election in Kaduna State.

“Where do we go from here where a governor that will emerge after the poll will be tagged a governor for Christians or a governor for Muslims in this metropolitan state?”

He added, “Kaduna State is known as the centre of learning; therefore, I don’t expect any sensible person whether citizen or resident of the state to be carried away by religious and tribal sentiments.”

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Hunkuyi refuted suggestions that he was also running on a Muslim-Muslim ticket and argued that, given the complexities of Kaduna State, he was more qualified and experienced than the other candidates.