From Mustapha Adamu, Kano
A Kano-based rising politician, Inuwa Waya has called on his teeming supporters in Kano and beyond to use the Ramadan fasting period to pray hard for the state, Nigeria and leaders at all levels.
In a Ramadan message passed to his teeming supporters and general public yesterday, Waya, who is supposedly gunning for Kano state governorship urged his supporters and political opponents to put all political bickering aside and turn to God.
According to him, during Ramadan period, Muslims are enjoined to devote more time to supplications, advising them to pray more and seek Almighty God’s mercy and forgiveness.
“Let me end by reminding us that the month of Ramadan is around the corner. It is a sacred month. We should therefore put aside all political bickering and focus more on our religious calling.
“We expected to devote more time to supplications. We must pray more, we must seek for Allah’s mercy and forgiveness. We must help the poor and the needy. We must forgive one another, we must come closer to the Holy Quran, we must recite Quran and listen to tafsir and commentaries.
“ We must pray for our dear state and our Country. We must pray for our leaders at all levels; and in the last ten days, we must put extra energy to take advantage of the opportunities given in the night of QADAR. We must continue to praise and thank Allah as always if we are lucky to be alive to observe this Ramadan from beginning to the end,” he said.
The promising politician however asked his supporters to shelve production of his campaign posters, banners and other materials until in the next 15 months, advising them to save their money for more meaningful things.
He also appealed to them to exercise patience, tolerance and restraint in responding to provocation of any kind.
“My dear supporters and well wishers.
In my first message to you, I promised to communicate with you from time to time and when the need arises.
“ Recall also that in the said message, I enjoined you to exercise patience, tolerance and restraint in responding to provocation of any kind. Please note that Posters, banners and other campaign materials will only be needed in the next 15 months and therefore should not be printed anymore.
“ I advice you to channel your hard earnings to more meaningful things. You should save your money to improve your living conditions and that of your loved ones. You are my supporters and I must tell you the truth,” Waya said.