Muslim Faithful Pray For Peaceful General Elections

By Ijeoma Opara   |   31 January 2015   |   11:00 pm  

THE APC and PDP gubernatorial deputy candidates among other Muslim faithful gathered at the Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih society (NASFAT) Islamic centre, Ogun State, last weekend for a special prayer for the peaceful and successful general elections. The league of Imams said prayers for INEC and peaceful polls, security agents, all candidates and for the country. 

  Speaking at the event, NASFAT President, Engr. Kamil Yomi Bolarinwa said the avenue was to call on all leaders at the local, state and national government levels to prevail on their followers that there must be peace. 

  “The police should ensure there is peace and the only way they can do this is by dealing with those found destroying properties according to the law irrespective of who they are.”

APC Deputy Governorship candidate and Lagos State SSG Oluranti Adegbule said coming to the Islamic centre was to seriously pray for the protection of all Nigerians from violence and crime during and after the election. 

  She, however, urged all Muslims and Nigerians to avoid any involvement that could bring trouble and cause violence. 

PDP gubernatorial deputy and running mate of Jimi Agbaje, Safurat Abdulkareem noted that her prayer is for a peaceful co-existence during and after the elections no matter who you are in Nigeria. 

 “I want to implore all mothers to be mindful of where their youths and children go to and ensure that they don’t become thugs for political violence. As a mother, I do not pray that my children be used for political selfishness. 

I enjoin youths to be mindful of what they do; they are young today, and tomorrow will tell their today.

 I want them to believe in themselves, knowing that whatever anyone can achieve they too will achieve and so, they should not put their lives in jeopardy.”



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