The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has said people of all faiths must be treated with equal respect and dignity.
This came in reaction to Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai’s choice of a Muslim as his running mate for 2019.
The Governor had announced former Secretary of Kaduna Primary Health Care Development Agency, PHCDA, Hajiya Dr Hadiza Balarabe as his new running mate for the 2019 election.
Balarabe would be replacing his present Deputy Governor, Bala Bantex, who is running for Kaduna South Senatorial seat on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Reacting to the development in his Twitter page on Sunday, the Kaduna lawmaker said Kaduna state is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic state and that as such, none should be treated with contempt by any government or non-state actors.
Senator Sani, who recently moved to the Peoples Redemption Party, PRP, and got the ticket to contest for the Kaduna Central senatorial seat after dumping the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), wrote, “Kaduna state is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic state. We are a society of diversity. People of all faiths must be treated with equal respect and dignity.
“None should be treated with contempt or disrespect by any Government or non state actors. This is justice, this is peace.”