Eid-El-Fitr: Yayi-Akorede cautions politicians against self-seeking agenda

By Jubril Bada & Sade Adewale

The Chief Imam of Akure Kingdom, Alhaji Abdulhakeem Yayi-Akorede, has warned all the delegates of political parties that will elect the governorship candidates of their parties in the forthcoming primary elections not to go into the exercise for selfish interest to jeopardize the future of the people and the state in general.

The cleric, who gave the warning in his address delivered at Akure praying ground to mark this year Eld-El-Fitri celebration said the governorship primary election is fast approaching and the delegates of political parties should be wary of producing candidate that will disappoint the people of the state.

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He called on the people of the state to give their votes to the incredible candidate produced by any political parties to govern the state.

Yayi-Akorede described the huge prices of expression of interest and nomination forms purchased by aspirants of political parties as outrageous and said that the aspirants who could afford to buy the forms does not meant well for the state.

“The delegates should not be allowed to dictate out future but we should vote for the credible candidate during the election in November..” he said

He used the occasion to pray for the state, the country and sought for the God’s guidance for President Bola Tinubu to lead the country well, saying that the challenges facing the Nigeria as a nation is not beyond prayer.

The Islamic cleric lamented the high cost of food and goods prices being experienced in the country and appealed to the president to apply economic measures that can ameliorate the hardship caused by the economic challenges facing the country.

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While appealing to the State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa to lift ban on lkare mosque which has been under lock and key over the crisis erupted within the Islamic leadership in the town, Yayi-Akorede said the issue has really affected muslim community in the state.

“We appeal to the governor that he should not just allow any person to be the Imam of the mosque” he appealed

The Imam who prayed and sought for God’s protection for the family of late Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, commended Governor Aiyedatiwa for his good governance and directive given to road contractors handling road construction in the state for positive result that is yielding.

He urged muslim faithful to continue with the good deeds engaged in during ramadan and distance themselves from sins after the holy month.

Also in Ondo town, it was a moment of appreciation and happiness for Muslims in Ondo Kingdom as they joined their counterpart across the world to return glory and honor to the Almighty Allah for the completion of the 2024 Ramadan fasting and prayer.

To observe this years Eld-el fitr, many Islamic faithful converged at their various prayer grounds in the kingdom; Central mosque eid ground at Itanla, Antanzil eid ground Surulere, Ansarudeen eid ground besides Independent grammar school Ore road Ondo Among others.

In a service held at Ondo central mosque eld ground Itanla Ondo city, During the Eld prayer, the Chief Imam of Ondo kingdom, Alhaji Dr Sheikh Abdulbasir Alimi who described Ramadan as one of the pillars of Islam called on Muslim parents to teach their Children the ways of Islam.

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Speaking during a Eid gathering held at surulere, Ondo city, the founder of antazil Islamic foundation, Alhaji Abdulrafiu Ajiboye Lagbaji said the celebration end 30 days of Muslim fasting and prayer adviced Muslim faithfuls across the world to fear Almighty Allah and abstain from sin.

On their parts, some of the celebrants at their various eid ground appreciated Almighty Allah for granting them the opportunity to witness Ramadan 2024.

Eid-el-fitr is an annual celebration that marks the end of Ramadan and is celebrated by all Muslims across the world.


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