2023 presidential aspirant, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has urged Lagos lawmakers to pray for the peace and development of the country.
Tinubu, who is in Mecca, Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj, said this in a statement on Thursday during a special prayer organised for him ahead of the 2023 election by the state assembly.
The former governor also urged the lawmakers to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration in their efforts to tackle the various challenges in the country.
According to the APC national leader, the lawmakers should go beyond praying for his presidential ambition and pray for the country and its citizens.
He also called on members of the Lagos State House of Assembly to pray that God should touch the hearts of terrorists and other criminal elements kidnapping and killing innocent citizens.
The former Lagos governor appreciated the House Speaker, Mudasiru Obasa and all members of the state assembly for organizing the prayer for him during Ramadan.
Tinubu said, “As Muslim faithful continue their fasting and supplications to Allah in this Holy month of Ramadan, I express my gratitude to the Lagos State House of Assembly for their decision to organize a special tawaf (circumambulation of Holy Kaabah) and prayer session for me today (Thursday) in Mecca.
“I’m most honoured by this gesture purposed to be in furtherance of similar prayers seeking God’s blessings for my aspiration to lead our country from 2023.
“However, while thanking Speaker Mudasiru Obasa and all members of the Lagos State House of Assembly for this important decision, I enjoin the Speaker and his colleagues to go beyond my ambition and pray for Nigeria as well.
“I urge them to intercede on behalf of the nation and beseech Almighty Allah for an end to the challenges besieging our country.
“I urge them to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration in their efforts to surmount these challenges.
“Pray to Almighty Allah to touch the hearts of bandits and criminal elements in our country, so they toe the path of goodness in this blessed month.
“I also enjoin everyone organizing or holding similar prayers either for themselves or for some particular causes to also remember to pray for our country in this sacred month,”.