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Sanusi urges Nigerians to elect competent leaders

The President-General of Jam’iyyatu Ansariddeen (Attijaniyya), Nigeria, Muhammad Sanusi, has advised eligible voters in Nigeria to register, get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs)

The President-General of Jam’iyyatu Ansariddeen (Attijaniyya), Nigeria, Muhammad Sanusi, has advised eligible voters in Nigeria to register, get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) and elect competent candidates in 2023.

Sanusi made the call in Lokoja, Kogi State, at the weekend, during the three-day yearly conference of the 4th Nigeria World Maulid Anniversary, in honour of Prophet Muhammad, themed ‘The Prophetic Solutions To The Questions of Humanity’.

The former Emir of Kano urged the Islamic group to vote for the most competent person in every position, irrespective of political or religious affiliation.

“If our youths get employed, the economy of the entire country will improve. Most importantly, we are not a political party, but we cannot fold our arms and ignore politics. Every member of Attijaniyya from 18 years and above, male or female, go and get your voter’s card. Allah commands you to place trust in the hands of those people who are trustworthy.

“Now, we are at the time that people appoint leaders. Your vote is your power. You have a responsibility. I am not saying you must vote only for members of Attijaniyya, Muslim, or for any political party; you are to vote for every position the best person that is most competent,” he said.

The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) commended Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi for hosting the conference, and for accepting their request for the provision of land in the state to build an International Islamic Centre to honour Sheikh Muhammad Niass.

He emphasised that the movement used the opportunity to pray for peace, unity and a good country whose leaders will always do the right thing.

“We must, therefore, not relent in our prayers for this country. We need to educate our children,” he said.

In his remarks, Governor Bello described the conference as a historic day for him and the people of Kogi.

According to him, the state is hosting the world Maulid anniversary in honour of Prophet Muhammad and the late Niass, whose son, Muhammad Niass, was in attendance.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the highlight of the occasion was Islamic recitations and the presentation of Quran to the governor by Muhammad Niass from Senegal.