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MMPN prays for peaceful election

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Chief Imam of Akure Kingdom, Alhaji Abdul Hakeem Yayi Akorede (middle) exchanging pleasantries with Chief Jamiu Ekungba (right) while the Chairman of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) Muslim Community, Prof. Isiaq Amoo watches during the investiture/lecture programme organized by Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) Ondo State Chapter held in Akure.

Chief Imam of Akure Kingdom, Alhaji Abdul Hakeem Yayi Akorede (middle) exchanging pleasantries with Chief Jamiu Ekungba (right) while<br />the Chairman of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) Muslim Community, Prof. Isiaq Amoo watches during the investiture/lecture<br />programme organized by Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) Ondo State Chapter held in Akure.

The Ondo State chapter of Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) has enjoined the indigenes to embrace peaceful co-existence among the various parties ahead of tomorrow’s election.

The group made the call at a pre-election lecture held at the Akure Central Mosque, in Oja-Oba at the weekend.

The lecture was titled: “Islam and Democracy, Maintaining a Balance Between Faith and Politics.”

The National President of the association, Abdul Rahman Balogun appealed to all parties in the state to ensure peaceful coexistence among the participatants.

He expressed appreciation to the peace-loving citizens who attended the meeting.

Balogun said: “Whoever wins the elelction should thank the Almighty Allah for his mercy and those who lose should support the winner for the growth and development of the state.”

A governorship candidate at the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Jamiu Afolabi Ekungba, said the election would go smoothly beyond the imagination of stakeholders, adding that Nigerians would be surprised at its outcome.

“Our dear state is peaceful, there’s no where in the world that there are no political differences. It happened in the so-called western world, so Ondo is not exceptional,” he said.

Dignitaries at the meeting included the wife of the Deputy Governor, Fatima Oluboyo, who was represented by the wife of the Chief Imam of Government House, Moshood Kewuyemi, the Chief Imam of Akure, Abdul Hakeem Yayi Akorede and the Chairman of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) Muslim Community, Prof. Isiaq Amoo.


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