2023 Presidency: Tinubu Sends Powerful Message to Religious Leaders Ahead of Polls

2023 Presidency: Tinubu Sends Powerful Message to Religious Leaders Ahead of Polls

  • Ahead of the 2023 general elections, religious leaders have been urged to play a crucial role in maintaining peace and unity in the country
  • This recommendation was made to Muslim leaders in Bauchi state by Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate
  • He stated that Muslim leaders must spread the teachings of fairness and justice amongst citizens

The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has urged spiritual leaders to always preach the message of fairness and justice ahead of next month's presidential polls.

The APC stalwart made this remark in a statement made available to Legit.ng and issued by Abdulaziz Abdulaziz of the Tinubu Media office on Monday, January 23.

Bola Tinubu, 2023 polls
Bola Tinubu has been tipped by many political pundits as the likely winner of the 2023 presidential elections. Photo: Tinubu Media Office
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Tinubu stated that this move will deepen national unity and the dividend of democracy amongst Nigerians in the build-up to next month's election.

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Jagaban, as he is fondly called, also urged religious leaders to not be swayed by sentiment but should draw their conclusion from the track record of the individuals contesting.

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During a stakeholder meeting with Muslim leaders in Bauchi, the statement revealed:

"Our scriptures demand justice of us as believers. May we always honor that demand.
"That principle of fairness and justice also requires that leadership of society should be based on the quality of one’s ideas, character and accomplishments, rather than on traits unrelated to the ability to lead and govern justly, honestly.
"The recorded history of our faith shows how our Noble Prophet led a plural community. He did not confer special advantage to his own tribe, or clan."

Tinubu vows to end insecurity and terror

While speaking to religious leaders in Bauchi, Tinubu vowed that his administration will curb all the shortcomings of the current administration and build upon its legacies.

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He stated that the incessant terror attacks, kidnappings and all other ills in Nigeria will be addressed if elected into office as the next president.

Tinubu said;

"If elected, my government will work with you, as religious leaders, toward a lasting solution to the almajiri challenge."

Some of the religious leaders who spoke at the meeting included a representative of Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, Dr. Bashir Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi; secretary to the Council of Ulama JIBWIS, Shiekh Gambo Kyari, and a representative of chairman JIBWIS Bauchi, Sheikh Salihu Sulaiman Ningi.

2023 elections: How I’ll tackle insecurity if elected president, Tinubu reveals

Meanwhile, the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has revealed more of his crucial plans for Nigeria.

Ahead of next month's election, Tinubu noted that he will seek the support of the Federation of Construction Industry in Nigeria to fix the country's infrastructure if elected president.

Furthermore, the former governor of Lagos also noted that his administration will deploy all strategies to tackle insecurity.

Source: Legit.ng

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