Sheikh Iskil Awwal, the Wakeelu Muslimeen, SouthWest, Edo, and Delta States, has invited all Imams and Alfas in the country to pray for the incoming President, Bola Tinubu, during today’s Jumat prayer, ahead of the May 29 transition ceremony.
Tinubu, whose victory is being disputed at the presidential election petition tribunal, will be sworn in on May 29.
Tinubu defeated Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labour Party in the February 25 election.
In an interview with newsmen on Thursday evening, the priest said the prayer was required to ensure a smooth transition from departing President Muhammadu Buhari to Tinubu and for the country’s prosperity.
“I urge all Muslims that on the day of Jumah, Imams and Alfas should perform a special prayer for Nigeria, the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Buhari, for God to make Nigeria a better country.
Awwal stated that Nigeria requires peace since no country can thrive in the midst of poverty and violence, and that clerics must pray for peace and growth in Nigeria, as well as for the next president.
According to the Muslim leader, the special prayer will be held across the country, particularly in the South-West States, for God’s comfort and abundant blessings.
“We should pray that the tenure of Bola Ahmed Tinubu should bring peace to Nigeria,”
He persisted, directing all Imams and Alfas to organize a special prayer for the country to grow forward and make Nigeria a progressive country.