Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, has urged religious leaders and other Nigerians to condemn violence and bigotry.
Tinubu is reported to have said this when he met with Muslim clerics from the northwest zone of the country in Kano State. The candidate also promised to be fair and just, if elected president in 2023.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has assured Muslim leaders in the country that he will offer fair and just leadership to all Nigerians if elected president.
The APC candidate also urged the religious leaders to ensure they preach unity and harmony to their followers.
“Religious leaders like you are agents of harmony and hope, not division and disunity. All well-meaning Nigerians, regardless of political affiliation, must join hands against violence, hunger, ignorance and bigotry.
“We all must live together. No one has the right to try to lord over the other. Allah stands against such injustice. And where Allah stands, all bad things must fall. Mean-spirited politicians – those thinking only of themselves or those who think they mean more than the nation itself – will go to great lengths to deceive or recruit eminent persons to unknowingly preach division and hatred.
“They cannot win with the truth. So, they will try to win with a lie. But a lie never wins in the end. Those they cannot beat with honesty, they seek to beat them with untruth and falsity. They want to turn servants of God into preachers of division and hateful sentiment,” he said.