The leadership of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), A-Zone, has endorsed the candidacy of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running-mate, Kashim Shettima, in Saturday’s presidential election.
Muslim News gathered that the A-Zone, of the two major divisions of the Muslim students body in Nigeria, comprises 19 northern states including the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
The second division, B-Zone is for the Muslim students in the Southwest region of Nigeria.
In a statement released on Wednesday and jointly signed by its Zonal Amir, Mallam Muhammad Bin Isa and General Secretary, Mal. Auwalu Inusa, the Muslim body noted that it would be a “deadly hypocrisy” for the organisation to sit on the fence regarding the 2023 elections, adding that it would give its support to Bola Tinubu.
The statement reads, “In matters of great importance and unquantifiable consequence at a critical point in our national history, we cannot afford to sit on the fence. Where the general interest of the Muslim Ummah is at stake, silence becomes a deadly hypocrisy.
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“Having said this, in view of the circumstances surrounding the presidential election which comes up across the nation on Saturday, it has become necessary to take a definite stand to stand firmly where we have reasons to believe, the candidate has the most colouration of our identity and capacity to bring about stability and progress in the areas of economy, security, education, and other sectors to facilitate self-actualisation for our members.
“After due consultations with leaders of the Society at various levels, members and elders, we have come to the sincere conclusion that for the presidential election, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the best candidate for the good of the Muslim Ummah and our members across the 19 states of the north. Come Saturday, February 25th, we are calling on all our members across the north, to come out en masse, to vote for the ticket that is completely Muslim – vote for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as President and Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, respectively.”
Mr. Tinubu, the presidential contender under the All Progressives Congress, APC, is contesting against three other major contenders, including Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso of New Nigerian People’s Party, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
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