Pray for Buhari to defeat Nigeria’s challenges, Tinubu tells supporters
Written by News Desk on April 28, 2022
The All Progressive Congress National Leader, Bola Tinubu, has asked his supporters to exploit the Ramadan season in praying for the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to surmount the myriad of challenges bedeviling the country.
The presidential aspirant made the call in a statement on Thursday by Tinubu Media Office titled, ‘Asíwájú Tinubu thanks Lagos Assembly for Special Tawaf, Calls for Prayers for Nigeria’.
While commending the Lagos State House of Assembly and other supporters for their decision to organise special prayer for him, Tinubu equally urged them to direct their prayers toward Nigeria and President Buhari.
The statement read, “As Muslim faithful continue their fasting and supplications to Allah in this Holy month of Ramadan, I express my gratitude to the Lagos State House of Assembly for their decision to organise a special tawaf (circumambulation of Holy Kaabah) and prayer session for me today (Thursday) in Mecca.
“I’m most honoured by this gesture purposed to be in furtherance of similar prayers seeking God’s blessings for my aspiration to lead our country from 2023.
“However, while thanking Speaker Mudasiru Obasa and all members of the Lagos State House of Assembly for this important decision, I enjoin the Speaker and his colleagues to go beyond my ambition and pray for Nigeria as well.
“I urge them to intercede on behalf of the nation and beseech Almighty Allah for an end to the challenges besieging our country.
“I urge them to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration in their efforts to surmount these challenges.
“Pray to Almighty Allah to touch the hearts of bandits and criminal elements in our country so they toe the path of goodness in this blessed month.
“I also enjoin everyone organising or holding similar prayers either for themselves or for some particular causes to also remember to pray for our country in this sacred month.”