By Gazaliyu Abdul-Lateef
President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for re-establishing justice in Nigeria after it has long been lost.
This is in accordance with his declaration of Chief MKO Abiola as the winner of the 1993 presidential election, thereby investing on him the highest title in the country; Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), aside other entitlements given to the late Abiola’s family as well as his running mate, Baba Gana Kingibe and a host of others who played significant roles in realisaton of the present democracy.
The Chief Imam of The Muslim Congress, Oyo State, Alh. Abdulhafeez Ariremako who made this commendation on Friday, June 15 during his Eidul Fitr sermon in Ologuneru, Ibadan urged the president to extend his good gesture to several other Nigerians whose rights have been denied unjustly by the past governments.
Alhaji Ariremako also recognised the relentless effort of the president towards fighting corruption, and encouraged him to spare no means in calling to book politicians and other public servants guilty of corruption no matter their status in the country. “The fight against corruption should have no regard for political status, party membership, tribe or religion if truly the government is aiming success.”, he added.
Appreciating the state government under the leadership of Senator Abiola Ajimobi for providing social amenities for people of the state, the Chief Imam called for the construction of median strip on the newly constructed Eleyele–Ologuneru road which has unfortunately turned to a death trap as no fewer than 19 people have died since the beginning of the year with several others severely injured, one of whom is presently receiving treatment at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
The Chief Imam who prayed fervently for the well being and development of Nigeria and the citizenry, enjoined Muslims to get their Permanent Voter’s Card and vote into power only candidates of integrity, competency and piety come 2019.
Alhaji Ariremako then reminded Muslims of wholesome lessons of Ramadan some of which are sacrifice, endurance, kindness and generosity, love as well as peaceful coexistence. He maintained that they are meant to be put into practice throughout the year.