Muslims to Pray for Peaceful Elections


A Muslim group, Joint Muslim Forum (JMF), under the auspices of the Muslim Community of Lagos State, will, on Sunday January 18, converge at the Blue Roof of Lagos Television (LTV), Ikeja, to hold a special prayer session for the success and peaceful conduct of the February general elections.


The prayer session, according to Chairman of Steering Committee, Alhaji Thabit Wale Sonaike, will attract over 5,000 Muslims across Lagos and its environs. Come February 14, 2015, the nation will be going to the polls to elect the President and other officers subsequently. Sonaike described the February general elections as crucial in the annals of Nigeria, hence the need to put the nation under the shade of Allah for credible and peaceful polls.


He also disclosed that the Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Garuba Akinola Ibrahim, would lead the prayer session, while the Vice President, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Hassan Fasinro, will deliver the welcome address. Also, the Secretary General of the NSCIA, Ishaq Oloyede, and former Lagos State Deputy Governor, Alhaja Lateefah Okunnu, will give the keynote addresses.

Prayers will be led by the National Missioner, Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad; NASFAT Chief Missioner, Sheikh Abdullai Akinbode; Chief Missioner, Al-Fatiu Quareeb Society of Nigeria, Sheikh Sulaiman Adangba and AbdulHakeem Awwal of Ikhwan Muslimun Society of Nigeria.


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