Islamic cleric canvases votes for President Buhari, gives reasons

Islamic cleric canvases votes for President Buhari, gives reasons

- Members of the Izala Islamic sect in Katsina state have been urged to vote for President Buhari

- The leader of the group, Sheikh Yakubu Musa-Katsina, said Buhari has brought back the country’s lost glory

- According to Musa-Katsina, the religious body has a voter-strength of 2.5 million and they have their voters’ cards

Sheikh Yakubu Musa-Katsina, the leader of the Izala Islamic sect in Katsina state, has called on his members to unconditionally support President Muhammadu Buhari and Govovernor Aminu Masari in the forth-coming general elections.

The cleric made the declaration in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Daura on Sunday, January 20.

He said the religious body had formed seven formidable committees that would continue to sensitise members to the imperative of re-electing the duo of Buhari and Masari.

According to him, the religious body has a voter-strength of 2.5 million, stressing that majority of this number had their permanent voter cards handy.

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Katsina described the earlier call by the national body of the sect led by Sheikh Abdullahi Bala -Lau as a clarion call to justice and service to humanity and “we would unconditionally answer the call’.

He said the administration of President Buhari had brought back the lost glory of Nigeria, especially in the international community. He added that the respect accorded to Nigerians travelling internationally was unprecedented.

He described the coming of Buhari as great salvation to Nigeria and posterity, stressing about 85 per cent of the country’s road infrastructure before the Buhari administration were in comatose .

According to him, the instances of security breach being recorded in some parts of the country were the handiwork of mischief makers and called for fervent prayers, patriotism and selflessness to achieve a greater nation .

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the national body of the group on February 16, 2018 similarly declared its unconditional support for the reelection of Buhari.

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Meanwhile, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom has assured that the party would not send anybody or its agents to disrupt rallies of other political parties in the state.

Chairman of the party in the state, Paul Ekpo, gave the assurance during a press conference in Uyo on Sunday, January 20, NAN reports.

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