As the Nation goes to polls this weekend, Muslims have been charged to come-out en-masse to exercise their franchise as patriotic citizens of Nigeria.
The call was made in Ilorin – Kwara State today by the Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria in a joint Press Statement signed by the National Coordinator of the Group Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi and the National Secretary Dr. Nasir Balogun.
According to the Group, voting in this year’s election is a religious duty which any responsible Muslim must not shy away from it; adding that building a virile, stable and progressive Nation begins with choosing good Leaders to run the affairs of the Nation.
Still on the Election, the Group admonished Heads of all Security Agencies involved in the exercise across the Country to brief their personnel properly and equip them adequately to ward-off any emerging security threat.
It appealed to Muslim Parents and Guardians to warn their children and wards on the dangers inherent in fomenting trouble during elections, adding that the current Electoral Laws provide for serious punishment for electoral offences.
It finally called on Islamic Scholars and Imams across the Country to dedicate tomorrow Friday 24th February for Special Prayers for the success of the Elections and peaceful transition to the New Administration in the Country.
IBRAHIM ABDULLAHI, FCIPM
DR. NASIR BALOGUN
23rd February, 2023 2nd Sha’ban, 1444 AH