Intensify Prayers for peace ahead 2023 general elections – Gov Bala appeals to religious leaders

By Mohammed kaka Misau, Bauchi

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has appealed to the religious leaders in the state to intensify Prayers for peace to reign in Bauchi state and the country as a whole, particularly as the country heads towards the 2023 general elections.

Bala made the appeal while speaking during a special prayers for peace and sustainable development in Bauchi, organised by the Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board at the Bauchi Hajj camp on Friday.

“We need you to continue to pray for us, the 2023 election is fast approaching and many people have indicated interest in one position or the other, perhaps because of the progress we have recorded, you may discover that about ten people are aspiring for only one position under the same party and those in the opposition are also contesting”, the governor said.

The Governor added, “you are not Politicians, please pray so that competent persons will be nominated, those with the interest of the state at heart, so that together we can work for the development of our dear state Bauchi”.

Bala who said if competent people are given the mandate to lead, the end result will be peace and sustainable development, maintained that people need to be careful of how they select those who will lead them.

“It shouldn’t be me alone, the people of Bauchi has to put into consideration those that will deliver the much needed dividends of democracy, ranging from members of the state assembly, house of representatives and senators, among others”, he further appealed.

“You are the ones that will pray so that Allah will choose for the people of Bauchi state, leaders that have the interest of the state at heart. We need your prayers as religious leaders, hoping that everybody will be given the opportunity to contest”, the Governor said.

“On our part, we will not attempt to stop anybody from contesting, we know how we emerged in 2019, it is Allah that gives power to whom He so wish and He is the one that gave us”, the Governor further explained.

The Governor who commended the Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board for organizing the prayers, pledged to as leaders dedicate themselves to serving the people of the state.

“May Allah help us so that we will not be boasful. Whatever we do, we are doing it in the interest of the generality of the people of Bauchi state because they elected us and we will continue to serve them to the best of our ability”, Bala assured.

Our Corresspondent reports that special prayers were offered by several Imams for peace and sustainable development in Bauchi state and the country in general.

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