Muslim Media Watch Group (MMWG) has charged Nigerian Muslims to come-out en-masse to exercise their franchise as patriotic citizens of this country.
The group made the call in Ilorin, Kwara State on Thursday February 23, 2023.
MMWG in a joint press statement signed by the National Coordinator of the Group, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, and the National Secretary Dr. Nasir Balogun, stated that voting in this year’s election is a religious duty.
It emphasized that no responsible Muslim should shy away from it.
“Building a virile, stable and progressive Nation begins with choosing good Leaders to run the affairs of the nation,” the group said in the statement.
The group also admonished heads of all security agencies involved in the exercise across the country to brief their personnel properly and equip them adequately to ward-off any emerging security threat.
It appealed to Muslim parents and guardians to warn their children and wards on the dangers inherent in formenting trouble during elections, adding that the current Electoral Laws provide for serious purnishment for electoral offences.
It finally called on Islamic scholars and Imams across the country to dedicate tomorrow Friday 25th February for special prayers for the success of the elections and peaceful transition to the new administration in the country.