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Published On: Thu, Jan 1st, 2015

2015 election: Muslim Parliament counsels Nigerians on 2011 mistakes

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Muslim Students Society (MSS)From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi

The Muslim Parliament has counseled Nigerians not to repeat the mistake of the 2011 elections that was responsible for bringing the present leadership at the national level.

According to the parliament, the present leadership has within its period of stewardship made the nation to witness corruption, insecurity, impunity and breakdown of law and order, among others.

“Within the period, the nation has witnessed corruption in monumental dimensions pervading all sectors of the economy, insecurity bedeviling the nation, impunity and breakdown of law and order, just to mention a few”.

A statement, signed by the Chairman of Bauchi state Muslims Parliament, Imam Rabi’u Shehu appealed to electorates to elect candidates of impeccable character and requisite experience in good governance, selfless service to humanity and sense of patriotism to take the nation out of its present predicaments.

He opined that the federal government has not adequately addressed the yearnings, aspirations and expectations of the Nigerians especially in areas of security of lives and property, guarantee of rights and freedom, public social well-being; and safeguarding territorial integrity of the community.

Shehu stated that “Religious organisations should not relent in mobilisation and sensitisation of their members, as Imams and Pastors in various Mosques and Churches should lead their congregations in the prayers for peaceful elections, unity of the nation and emergence of leaders who have the interest of the nation in their heart”.

The Chairman while drawing the attention of citizens to the importance and challenges the 2015 elections portends for the survival of this nation as a corporate entity, said only voting for candidates of proven integrity, unblemished records of service and pedigree for achievements and deliverance will turn the fortunes of the nations around.

Imam Rabi’u Shehu commiserated with the victims of the calamities occasioned by insecurity prevalence in the country, and called for prayers for end to these dastardly inhuman atrocities across the nation, and for boundless peace to rein in the society.


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