Muslims from the South West region under the umbrella of the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN), have instructed their relatives not to vote for any other presidential candidate except Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election.
MUSWEN advised Muslims in the six states that make up the Southwest region – Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti and Lagos – not to support anyone else but Tinubu.
MUSWEN President, Alhaji Rasaki Oladigo made the disclosure while speaking during the organization’s 7th General Assembly held in Ibadan on Sunday.
At the ceremony at the University of Ibadan were Ekiti State Government Secretary, Dr. Habibat Adobiaro, Executive Secretary of MUSWEN, Professor Musleh Yahya, Alhaji Kunle Sani, Imam of the University of Ibadan, Professor Abdurrahman Olwedi, and former Executive Secretary of MUSWEN, Professor Dawood Nwebi.
The others are the vice-presidents of Musouin 1 and 2, respectively, Haji Rafio Abeti and Haji Thabet Sonaiki.
Talking to reporters, Oladigo said that the position of Musween, which represents the umbrella of Muslims in the region, is that Muslims in the region should support Tinubu.
He warned his relatives not to vote for any other candidate than Tinubu, because of what he said he (Tinubu) had done in Lagos state.
Oladejo said, “Muslims should prepare for the presidential and other elections, they should register as voters, collect their own certificates and vote. Muslims should participate in the elections, as voters, as participants, they should actively participate.” Mousin’s position is that we support Bola Ahmed Tinubu Because he is from the region. The Muslims in the southwest should support him. And all the Muslim organizations in the southwest support Bola Ahmed Tinubu, because of what he has done. He is the only one who can.”
He acknowledged this: “Because of what he did in Lagos State, Lagos is the first state in Nigeria that can do things without federal appropriation in Nigeria, and we thought he could replicate that at the federal level.”
Presidency 2023: Vote Only for Tanubu – Southwest Muslims Urged