- Politicians have been urged by the Chief Imam of Uyo central mosque to canvass for votes based on what they can do to impact lives if voted into power
- Alhaji Mohammed Adamu urged politicians to desist from character assassination, mudslinging
- The Muslim cleric appealed to politicians to always play according to the rules
Ahead of the 2019 elections, Alhaji Mohammed Adamu, the chief Imam of Uyo central mosque, has called on politicians to canvass for votes from the electorate based on what they can do to impact lives, instead of character assassination, mudslinging and falsehood, The Guardian reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the chief Imam speaking with journalists after the Eid-el-Kabir prayers on Wednesday, August 22, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, appealed to politicians to always play according to the rules.
“We use this opportunity to call on our leaders, especially politicians, to play by the rules. They are the ones beating the drums of war and using the downtrodden to cause trouble in the country.
“Let them play politics by presenting their manifestoes to the electorate and convince them on what they will do if voted to power,” he said.
The chief imam charged the electorate not to employ violence to select their leaders; but use their voting rights, as only those who have them in mind would govern well.
The cleric prayed God to have mercy on the country and bring peace to the communities experiencing crises.
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NAIJ.com previously reported that Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, Matthew Kukah, says it will be difficult for Nigeria to have a peaceful 2019 election. He said it would be a miracle if the country pulls through the elections successfully.
The respected clergy said this in an interview published in the April edition of The Africa Report magazine.
His words: “It will be one of the greatest miracles if we pull through the election successfully. I do not see how we are going to conduct these elections if nothing urgent is done to increase a sense of national cohesion.”
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