Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has urged Muslims in the state to pray for a successful governorship election come September 28.
In his Eid-el-Kabir message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Peter Okhiria, the Governor said: “I rejoice with my Muslim brothers and sisters on the celebration of the Eid-el-Kabir, a major religious festival, with a profound spiritual essence.
“Even as we rejoice and thank the Almighty Allah for finding us worthy to be part of this year’s celebration, the essence and significant message which Eid-el-Kabir signifies must not be lost on the faithful.
“I urge the faithful to use the opportunity to deepen their faith in Allah as we have learnt from His beloved Prophet Ibrahim that there is an abundant reward for fidelity to Allah’s injunctions.
“The nation’s economy is going through a turbulence at the moment, but with Allah on our side and with the prayer of the faithful for our nation and for our President Muhammadu Buhari who is totally committed to making a positive difference in the life of the nation, we will soon get out of the woods and deliver the real Change we promised the nation.
“Our dear State is on the eve of another election, an election which will determine if we want to continue on the path of growth and progress or return to the past. I urge the Ummah to use their PVC wisely and vote right. Also importantly, I plead with the faithful not to relent in their fervent prayers and spiritual intercessions for the peace and success of the gubernatorial election.
“In the life of this administration, the Muslim faithful have been our firm supporters, interceding for this government and her functionaries, offering suggestions and advice when necessary. I remain grateful to you and pray Almighty Allah will reward you abundantly for your good deeds.”
The Governor also prayed for the safe return of the nation’s pilgrims to the Holy land of Mecca and Medina.