The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Thursday called for special prayers for Nigeria while also commending the members of the Lagos State House of Assembly for a special tawaf (circumambulation of Holy Kaabah) and prayer session for him in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
The presidential aspirant, in a statement his media office issued, said their gesture is an addition to other prayers that have been offered for his success at the poll in 2023.
Tinubu also requested that a prayer be offered for Nigeria in addition to the Federal Government’s effort to overcome the menace of insecurity
“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 organise a special tawaf (circumambulation of Holy Kaabah) and prayer session for me today (Thursday) in Mecca,” he expressed.
According to the APC national leader, he’s most honoured by the gesture that is in furtherance of similar prayers, seeking God’s blessings for my aspiration to lead our country from 2023.
He added: “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.”
He also charged them to pray for the 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 organising or holding similar prayers either for themselves or for some particular causes to also remember to pray for our country in this sacred month,” he interceded.