APC's Muslim-Muslim ticket is a call to Jihad - Islamic Cleric Auwal

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A notable Nigerian Islamic preacher, Abdulmutallab Mohammed Auwal, has encouraged Muslims to view the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its Muslim-Muslim ticket as a call to Jihad, or holy war.

Auwal made these remarks at a special prayer session organized by Muslim clerics in Kano, Nigeria, for the success of Bola Tinubu's candidacy. He encouraged all Muslim voters to support the Tinubu/Shettima ticket, stating that it represents the supremacy of Islam and should be honoured with votes.

Another cleric, Sheikh Abdallah Saleh Pakistan, also spoke in favour of the Muslim-Muslim ticket and stated that Tinubu had long promoted the idea.

"This meeting was convened by our group, Islamic Preachers, and we've invited about 75 Muslim groups, including the Kaduna State Izala and the Jos (Plateau state) Izala, the Salafiya, Kadariya, IMWAN, Muslims in Da'awa, Women in Da'awa. Also, there are groups like Yoruba and Igbo Muslim groups. Last but not least, we have here the Kano Imams' group.

"The import of today's sitting is to let the clerics and indeed all Muslim leaders know that the Muslim/Muslim ticket is not about mere promises of bringing dividends of democracy like road and infrastructure. This ticket is about the supremacy of Islam. This ticket has honoured Islam. Therefore, we'll honour it with our ballots.

APC's Muslim-Muslim ticket is a call to Jihad - Islamic Cleric Auwal. Bola Tinubu and Shettima
APC's Muslim-Muslim ticket is a call to Jihad - Islamic Cleric Auwal. Bola Tinubu and Shettima

"Furthermore, remember that a Muslim is always better than an infidel. What more of two Muslims combined? This informed why we undertook to create this awareness and to let all of us know that this Muslim/Muslim ticket is a jihad call to all Muslims," Auwal said.

Kano State Governor, Umar Abdullahi Ganduje, added that all Muslims would support the Tinubu/Shettima ticket and that the concept of a Muslim-Muslim ticket was not new in the country.

He stated, "Muslim/Muslim ticket is not new to Nigeria. The Abiola/Kingibe Muslim/Muslim was overwhelmingly voted Muslims and it succeeded. Unfortunately a military junta nullified the victory. Another opportunity is here and thank God we're now in democracy; no one can annul the election."

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