The President-General of the Jam’iyyatu Ansariddeen of Nigeria (Attijaniyya), Lamido Sanusi Lamido, has asked Nigerians to vote competence over political or religious affiliation.
Newspot reports that he stated this at the annual conference of the Nigeria World Maulid anniversary in Lokoja, Kogi State capital.
The former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, president asked those eligible to vote to get their Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC).
Sanusi said: “If our youths get employed, the economy of the entire country will improve. Most importantly, we are not a political party, but we cannot fold our arms and ignore politics.
“Every member of Attijaniyya from 18 years old and above – male or female – go and get your voters card. Allah commands you that you should place trust in the hands of those people who are trustworthy. Now, we are at the time where those who appoint leaders are the people, your vote is your power, you have a responsibility.
”I am not saying you must vote only for members of Attijaniyya, Muslim, or for any political party; you are to vote for every position the best person that is most competent. If you don’t take this responsibility, you have betrayed Islam. We must preserve the unity of this country to ensure self-reliance, education, peace and unity.”