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Eid-el-Maulud: Islamic clerics task politicians on peace

By Abdulwahab Abdulah
Islamic Clerics have urged Nigerians, especially the political leaders to allow peace to reign in the country, during and after the April polls.

The advice was part of the sermons given by the clerics, who also asked Muslims in the country to participate positively in all activities that would lead to credible, free and fair elections this year.

In a statement by  Dr. Isiaq Akintola of the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, while congratulating Muslims across the world on the celebrations of the birth of Prophet Muhammed, it called on Nigerians to emulate the enviable qualities of Prophet Muhammad in readiness to forgive, willingness to share, the zeal for kindness and the will to love.

In same vein, Sheikh Muhammed Zubair, of the Shabab Dawatul Islam, Lagos, said Muslims should use the occasion of Eid-l-Maulud to re-examine themselves by turning a new leaf and be of good behaviour always.

Dr. Akintola said, “Muhammad was a champion of fairness and justice to all. Nigerians must, therefore, stand up for justice, fairness and transparency.”

He called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to quickly redress the injustice perpetrated by some of its adhoc staff, who did not register some Nigerians in the last voters’ registration exercises.


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