Religious

AbdulRasaq, Saraki, Lawal, Worship At llorin Eid Praying Ground

Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara, former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, the Kwara Governoship candidate for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and his counterpart for the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Prof Shuaib AbdulRaheem on Saturday joined thousands of Muslim faithful for two rakat Eid-el-Kabir prayer at the llorin Eid praying ground.

The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the prayer, which was held under heavy security, was conducted under a peaceful atmosphere.

The Eid ground also witnessed the presence of politicians from various political parties, where political slogans, dancing and singing in honour of any political office holders or political office seekers were disallowed.

Immediately after the arrival of the Emir of llorin, Alhaji lbrahim Sulu-Gambari, the two rakat suoerogatory prayer led by the Chief lmam of llorin, Alhaji Mohammed Bashir was observed which lasted for less than ten minute.

The Chief lmam slaughtered his ram after the prayer at the Eid praying ground to allow other Muslim faithful slaughter their own.

In his sermon the Chief lmam adised Muslim faithful to allow lesson in Eid-el-Kabir celebration radiate in their activities by being obedience at all times.

The Emir of Ilorin and Chairman Kwara Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari in his remark charged muslim faithful to sustain their religious obligations of living in peace and harmony with their neighbours.

The royal father added that they should not involve in any action that can cause disunity among members of the society, according to a statement released by his spokesman, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona.

“I thank almighty Allah for the increased mutual understanding and spirit of co-operation and love among our people, especially among our leaders.

“I thank all the people of my Emirate for maintaining the traditional peaceful coexistence and harmony for which Ilorin Emirate is unique and reputed.”, the monarch said.

In his sallah message, the Kwara Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Alhaji Hakeem Lawal in an interview with newsmen advised Nigerians to imbibe the virtue of humility and obedience exemplified by prophet lbrahim

The Governorship candidate who is the son of former Gov Mohammed Lawal urged politicians to always fulfil their campaign promises to the electorate for more development to be attained.

“Politicians should endeavour to make necessary sacrifices for the development of our country by honouring our pledges when we make it as there is always a reward for any sacrifice”, he said.

Lawal advised politicians to always play the game according to the rule and pursue peace and development of the nation in other to further improve the country’s image. (NAN)

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