From Noah Ebije, Kaduna
The All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said that he is counting on God to win the 2023 presidential elections because “power rests with the Almighty Allah”.
Asiwaju made this known at a Town Hall Meeting organized by the Stakeholders Relations Directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja penultimate Sunday.
In a statement shortly after the meeting, Tinubu explained that a true believer is he who looks up to divine intervention in all he or she does, including seeking an elective office.
He also advised religious leaders not to allow themselves to be misled by politicians in the choice of elected representatives in the forthcoming general elections, assuring that the APC means well for long-suffering Nigerians.
Tinubu told the gathering of Muslim leaders and stakeholders that the forthcoming election would be an opportunity to strengthen the ligaments that bind Nigerians together as a people whose resilience would pay off handsomely in nation building.
In his opening remark at the event, Malam Jamilu Haidara explained that the event was a roll call of Nigerians from all walks of life, namely religious scholars from the North, South-south and Southeast, expressing confidence that the engagement would be robust.
He described the participants as patriots passionate about the democratic future of the nation under the APC leadership.
Also speaking at the meeting, the Director of Stakeholders Relations’, Malam Nuhu Ribadu said that Tinubu has built enough goodwill since his days as governor of Lagos State and many years afterwards, supporting empowerment of people across the nation and advocating for good governance on the democratic space.
Jigawa State Governor Mohammad Badaru Abubakar in his submission at the event urged Nigerians to focus on the track records of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as elected representative in the past and ignore the “failed revisionism of Tinubu’s political rivals”, adding that the APC presidential flagbearer has already unveiled his development agenda for the country.
In attendance at the event were other prominent Nigerians, notably the former Speaker Oladimeji Bankole, former Minister of the FCT, Dr. Aliyu Modibbo, former State House permanent secretary, Mal. Jalalu Arabi, Mal. Nafiu Baba Ahmed, Secretary-General, SCSIN, Sheikh Dr. Khalid Aliyu, Secretary-General, JNI and member Board of Trustees, SCSIN, Sheikh Dr. Bashir Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, Sheikh Prof. Abdullahi Pakistan, Sheikh Khalid Usman Khalid, Dr. Aliyu Tilde, Sheikh Dr. Haroun Ajah, Sheikh Muhammad Sirajuddeen, Special Adviser to the APCP PCC on Public Affairs, Mahmud Jega, among many others.