2023 Polls: 2,500 clerics offer prayers for Tinubu in Kano
- Former Rep Jibrin says ex-Lagos governor is best option for Nigeria
Over 2,500 Islamic clerics in Kano State on Sunday held a special prayer session for the success of the perceived presidential ambition of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The prayer session, which was at the instance of the Managing Director, Federal Housing Authority, Abdullmumini Jibrin Kofa, took place in his village, Kofa, in Bebeji Local Government area of the state.
The clerics were led by the Chief Imam of Kafin-Maiyaki, who recited verses from the Holy Qur’an.
Jibrin, a former member of the House of Representatives for Bebeji/Kiru Constituency, said the prayer was “organised for the success of the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the forthcoming general elections as well as for peace and stability in the country.”
He said: “I can confirm to you that Tinubu will contest the 2023 elections. The aspect of the decision is done; it’s a done deal.
“Arrangements to publicly declare will soon be known. I’m talking to you officially that he (Tinubu) will contest the presidential seat.
“We need somebody who can carry along everybody and I believe that Tinubu is the best option for Nigeria. He is not a religious fanatic and has massive networks across all the boundaries in the country.
“Asiwaju has worked extensively for the APC and never shifted ground. He is competent to be the president of this country.
“Nigerians always go for quality and I believe that issue is purely on the quality of the person
“I don’t see a dark horse coming in 2023. It will take super miracle in APC and God willing, Tinubu will emerge as president.
“Asiwaju has an edge ahead of others. He will not lose the ticket and will be the president of this great country under the APC.”
Also at the occasion, Jibrin gave start- up capital to 2,500 youths who have been trained in various skills while scholarship grants were given to over 2,500 girls from the 44 local government areas of the state.
Each of the beneficiaries received financial support ranging from N100,000 downwards, Kofa said.