- Bola Tinubu, APC national leader has congratulated Muslims in Nigeria on the commencement of Ramadan
- Tinubu, in a statement, noted that the holy month is sacred hence the total commitment and observation should be upheld
- The presidential hopeful urged them to pray fervently during the holy month to overcome and defeat the challenges which now confront the nation
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated Muslims in Nigeria and around the world on the commencement of the holy month of Ramadan.
Tinubu made the call through a statement signed by his media aide sent to Legit.ng, Tunde Rahman, in Lagos urging Muslims faithful to show greater love, empathy and understanding towards their fellows in society.
The presidential hopeful advised the people to also contribute to the well-being of those around them by giving succour to people in need and also studying how to solve problems instead of creating them, during this period.
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"By way of this message, I congratulate Muslim brothers and sisters in Nigeria and around the world on the commencement and observation of the holy month of Ramadan.
"Recognized as the dean of the Islamic lunar months, Ramadan is a most sacred and special time.
"Ramadan asks of all of us to embrace acts of kindness, love our neighbours and reach out to the poor, needy and unfortunate among us. Our nation is one gifted by Allah with bountiful resources and a good and decent people. Yet, we also face serious and dangerous challenges because of a small few who know not the way of truth, love and goodness. These people have given themselves over to that which is bad and destructive."
Call for prayer
Tinubu urged the Muslim faithful to them to pray fervently during the holy month so as to overcome and defeat the challenges bedevilling the nation.
"During this holy month, may we fervently pray that we shall begin to overcome and defeat the chalk, which now confronts our beloved nation."
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Youths across the Middle Belt region of the country have called on the APC to endorse the candidacy of the party's national leader, Tinubu.
The youths under the aegis of the Middle Belt Youth Emancipation Vanguard said Tinubu deserves to become the APC's consensus candidate ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
A statement released by the convener of the youths, Patrick Yakubu, and seen by Legit.ng said that the group reached a conclusion after a careful analysis of other aspirants who have indicated interest to contest for the presidential seat.
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In another development, the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has called on all Muslim faithful to pray for the restoration of peace, unity and security in Nigeria as they begin this year’s Ramadan fasting and prayer.
Ortom in a goodwill message sent to Legit.ng by his chief press secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur said that the challenges bedevilling the nation demand some level of spiritual intervention.
Stating that Nigeria also needs prayers for her survival, Ortom said the security challenges experienced by the country are taking a toll on the society even as the 2023 general election approaches.