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General News of Tuesday, 24 January 2023


2023 Presidency: Tinubu sends powerful message to religious leaders

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, 2023 Presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu, 2023 Presidential candidate

The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called on the spiritual leaders in the country to always preach about fairness and justice in their messages as the election draws near.

According to him, this will enable national unity and better democracy amongst Nigerians. Tinubu made this known in a statement issued by his media office on Monday, January 23.

The former Lagos state Governor, urged the religious leaders to make their decisions based on the track record of the candidates.

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."

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.

Tinubu revealed plans to work with the religious leaders to address the challenges facing the country when if wins the presidency.

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.