A socio-political gender based, non-governmental organisation, Coalition of Muslim Women for Asiwaju, COMWA, has endorsed the incumbent Osun State Governor, Adeboyega Oyetola for second term in office.
The endorsement came with the formal launch of the organisation in the State as well as Special Prayer for the victory of Oyetola and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the polls.
While Oyetola will test his popularity on July 16, 2022, Asiwaju’s political might will be put to test on February 2023.
The Convener and the National Chairperson of the organisation, Hajia Rasheedah Adebari said COMWA which covers all geo-political zones in Nigeria, was initiated to foster harmony and progress in the country, through peaceful political engagement, using politics of fairness and justice.
‘CoMWA is an avenue for us Muslimahs (Muslim Women) to liberate ourselves as major stakeholders in the polity; and by engaging political gladiators socially, and politically. COMWA also uses this avenue to drum support and pray for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Oyetola in Osun…
“We are today organising this Special Prayer for a gentle, amiable, cool-headed, capable, intelligent, financial guru, economic giant, incorruptible, indefatigable and God-fearing Governor Adeboyega Oyetola to be victorious in the July 16 election.
“We are not just canvassing votes for Oyetola because he’s the last man standing, the only ambassador of the Muslims in the entire Southern Nigeria (as governor), we are equally supporting him as a worthy administrator who has done us proud as Muslims, managing the scarce resources our Osun to achieve great feats without resorting to borrowing and without failing in his financial obligations as the governor.
It’s is in this sense that we are declaring our unalloyed and total support for Oyetola Leekan si. After all, nobody changes the winning team. Oyetola towers above all the pretenders and jesters. He does not deal in theories. He is practical and realistic to the core. He is a silent achiever. So, let the achievements continue.
Adebari said COMWA would not relent but will remain focused on the goal! “Allah is on our side, and we are hopeful of victory, biqudiratiLlah.
Speaking about Asiwaju,
Adebari stressed that CoMWA is supporting Tinubu because he has contributed in no small measure to the building and nurturing of the democracy that is currently being savored.
He described Tinubu as a true democrat and arguably the most outstanding symbol of true federalism Nigerians have ever known.
“From the North to the South, West to East, he carved a microcosm of Nigeria in the womb of Lagos system of governance and extends dividends of democracy to all residents without any form of stratification.
“Combining true Federal Character with emulatory religiosity, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu extols the virtues of religious tolerance in practical terms by bringing the finest, polished people of diverse religious backgrounds to the limelight of politics.
Adebari posited that it would only be fair and just if the pendulum of rotational presidency swings over to the Southwest, and in particular to the most qualified of all – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; noting that previous Nigerian leaders from the South have all been Christians.
“History would neither forget nor be distorted that all the previous presidents from the Southern Nigeria were Christians, from Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo to Chief Ernest Shonekan and Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. It is time for the Southwest Muslims, and it is the right time for Asiwaju Tinubu”.
The National Chairperson said, the need to have the first Southern Muslim as the next president of Nigeria remains one of the objectives of the COMWA.
She therefore appealed to all patriotic citizens to vote for a tested, trusted and the most experienced aspirant whose political trajectory is not just a living encyclopaedia of reference for the Nigeria of our dream but it is indeed a working template which has traversed its experimental enclave in Lagos to the drawing boards of both the federal and state governments in driving the forces of giant developmental projects and programs in various states of the nation.
Adebari urged women in Osun and across Nigeria to prevail on their friends, husbands, children, and extended family members who are eligible, to vote both Oyetola and Tinubu in the coming elections.
The prayer warriors who were led by the popular radio and teevee presenter, Alhaja Suwaebat Ibiyemi-AbdulLateef; the proprietor of Qur’an Memorisation and Islamic Institute, Hajia Rahmat Ayolo-Shittu and a notable spiritualist, Alhaja Maryam Ahmad Sheu prayed for the victory of the contestants.
They noted many intrigues to thwart their effort but prayed that, as a raging storm is not a match for solid rock; and as Allah rescued Prophet Nuh from the gang-up of enemies, and Oyetola and Jagaban will eventually triumph over all their obstacles.
Osun State Coordinator of COMWA, Hajia Shakirah Adeniyi-Oladipo and the Director of Contact and Mobilisation, who is also a Director in the Ministry of Health, Mrs Rashidah Hassan urged Muslim women to get their Permanent Voter Card, irrespective of the challenge involved, with a view to ensuring they exercise their civic right without being disenfranchised.
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