Pray for Buhari’s safe return, Yahaya urges Nigerians
An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Gombe State and the party’s governorship candidate in the 2015 general elections, Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya has urged Nigerians not to relent in praying for the safe return of President Mohammadu Buhari from United Kingdom.
Yahaya who led thousands of Gombe residents to offer prayers to God on behalf of the president during a special prayer session in the state also described prayers as key to success in every human endeavor, regardless of their faiths.
He said fervent prayers of Nigerians for their leaders at a time like this were strong indications of their patriotism and sincerity of purpose in helping to take the nation to the promise land.
“President Buhari in the last twenty months at the saddle as president has demonstrated purposeful leadership, hence the need to offer prayers for his wellbeing and that of the nation as a whole.
“It is our fervent prayer in Gombe for President Mohammadu Buhari’s good health and safe return to Nigeria to continue with his good work for the country.
“We also hopefully prayed that the president will be steadfast in taking decisions that will better the lives of the downtrodden in our society,” said Yahaya during the event organized by a non-overnmental organization, Community for Peace and Corruption free Society.
Engr. Ahmed Zakari Nguroje, convener of the event and National Chairman of the Community for Peace and Corrupt free Society, Nigeria said the idea of the special joint prayer session was conceived out of national interest and the patriotic zeal of his group.
Notable among those who offered prayers for the president were top politicians and traditional rulers led by the Emir of Gombe Dr Abubakar Shehu III represented by Alhaji Lamido Abubakar (Durbin Gombe)