Lawmaker felicitates Muslims, urges prayers for Tinubu Presidency

Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti Central) has congratulated the Muslim Ummah in the country on their successful completion of Ramadan and urged them to pray for the success of the in-coming administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Bamidele, in a personally signed goodwill message, said making the in-coming government successful, prosperous and peaceful “is dear to all Nigerians, bearing in mind the president-elect’s incurable commitment to making the nation great.”

The lawmaker, who chairs the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, also urged Nigerians to hope for the best as the “in-coming administration is determined to renew their hope through the implementation of time-tested socio-economic policies capable of transforming their living conditions.”

The statement read in part, “I celebrate with my Muslim brothers and sisters the successful completion of Ramadan fasting and the celebration of Eid el-Fitr.

“As we are celebrating Eid el-Fitr, I use this opportunity to call on Muslims in Nigeria to continue to practise and promote the act of taking care of the vulnerable and less privileged people in our society, even as I urge them to continue to live in peace and unity with others in their respective communities.

“I also urge us to pray for the successful handing over of power by President Muhammadu Buhari to the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on May 29, 2023.

“We have nothing to gain in calling for anarchy or suspension of our democratic culture for any alternative. Atmosphere of insurrection, bloodshed and upheaval will never abate our depressed situation.

“The failure of our government connotes that common Nigerians will continue to be the ultimate losers, not necessarily the leaders.”