Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Al-Imran Eleha has urged Muslims to continue to offer prayers for the peace and development of the country particularly during the forthcoming general elections.
Eleha gave this charge during a Special Prayer for the Nation organised by leading Islamic Organisation in the country, Nasrul-Lahi-il-Fatih Society of Nigeria, NASFAT, held at Mowe, Ogun State.
Delivering a lecture at the event, Elaha tasked the Lagos State governorship running mates under the platform of the two major parties in the State, People’s Democaractic Party, PDP, Alhaja Olayinka AbdulKereem and All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule who were present at the occasion to be good ambassadors of Islam and Nasfat during and after the elections, adding that as leaders, they would be responsible for any act of violence carried out by their supporters.
Earlier, the President of the society Engr. Kamil Bolarinwa in his keynote address emphasised the potency of prayer as an indispensable factor in the life of every Muslim. “It is incumbent on us to beseech Allah for this nation for a peaceful general elections. We will offer prayers for all the organs of INEC, the security agencies, the politicians and all Nigerians. Islam enjoins Muslims to call on Allah in prayer and put their trust in Him,” Bolarinwa said.
He also urged parents to guide their children and wards against thuggery and violence.