According to the statement, Kwankwaso gave the advice while addressing Imams of Juma’at mosques from the 44 local government areas of the state at the Government House.
“It is not appropriate for Ulamas and Imams to turn their pulpits into platforms for political comments and inflammatory remarks”, the governor counselled.
He reminded them that their partisanship could be misunderstood, degenerate into misgivings or even lead to unrest.
He therefore urged them to preach peace, tolerance and mutual understanding as leaders of the people.
He assured them that his doors would remain open for constructive advice, pointing out that he is bound to make mistakes as a human being.
“As religious leaders, you have the right to seek audience with me and I will be ready to listen to you so that together, we can move the state forward”.
The governor also enjoined people to avoid rumour mongering in order to ensure that peace and harmony reigned supreme in the state and the country at large.