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Sultan, Onaiyekan To Lead Religious Parley On Peaceful Elections


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar III and the Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, will on Jan 16, lead religious leaders in a two-day interfaith conference on peaceful elections and national security.

The co-chairmen, General Assembly of Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP), Alhaji Ishaq Sanni and Bishop Sunday Onuoha, made this known in a statement, yesterday, in Abuja.

The chairmen said that the theme of the conference is, “2019 Elections and National Security: The Role of Interfaith Communities.”

According to the statement, Wazirin Katsina, Prof Sani Lugga, will deliver the keynote address while all KAICIID Dialogue Centre Fellows in Nigeria would be observers at the conference.

The duo, which said that the conference would discuss the imperative of National Security in the conduct of the elections, disclosed that religious leaders across the country would also participate in the conference.

Other participants expected at the conference include, the leadership of the three arms of the Federal Government, all state governors, the FCT Minister and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

IDFP is a national interfaith and intercultural dialogue forum that has the peaceful co-existence of all government recognised religions as well as ethnic groups in Nigeria as its central objective.

The Vienna based KAICCID is the only intergovernmental organisation with a board of directors made up of representatives from major world religions and founded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Austria and Kingdom of Spain.


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