In order to pray for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress’s presidential candidate in the upcoming 2023 election, Engr. Dotun Sanusi, a billionaire businessman and leading philanthropist in the city once again hosted religious leaders to pray for victory.
Muslim organizations and leaders from all around Oyo State were among the groups who assembled in their hundreds.
In the middle of elaborate prayers, they all proclaimed their support for Sen. Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate.
The event, dubbed “National Prayer for Bola Tinubu’s Endorsement,” took place at the Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resorts in Ibadan’s Ona-Ara neighborhood.
Chief Dotun Sanusi, the Chairman, Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resorts, is the sponsor of the weekly events that featured a series of endorsements for Tinubu.
In order to support the leading candidate for president, Sanusi had consistently rallied the groups and the CCII leadership.
NAN reports that the event led by popular Islamic preacher, Sheik Hamad Alfulanny was attended by Sheikh Abdulganiy Abubakry, the Chief Imam of Ibadanland and other notable Chief Imams from all zones of the state.
Alfulanny explained that apart from Tinubu’s pedigree and antecedent stands him out of other contestants vying for the presidential seat, hence his wide acceptability.
According to him, Tinubu has all it takes to solve challenges facing the nation if he is elected and every Nigerian would enjoyed dividends of democracy.
They later prayed for Tinubu, urging all attendees to continue mobilizing in their various localities.
Sanusi, who is also the Otun- Apesinola of Ibadanland, said that Tinubu would foster peace and development if elected as Nigeria’s next president.
The Ibadan-born philanthropist said that nothing would stop him from mobilising support for Tinubu to become president of Nigeria, adding he was the most competent of all the presidential candidates.
Sanusi said that the country needed someone who can see opportunities where others don’t see to advance the cause of saving the future of their children.
Mogaji Nurudeen Akinade, the Coordinator of the programme, said that the event was very successful, having attracted the Chief Imam of Ibadanland who was also the Grand Imam of Oyo State.
He said that the clamour and support for Tinubu was due to his track records as governor of Lagos State as well as his competence.
“We believe Tinubu can give us what we need to take Nigeria to the next level. So we are giving him the support backed with grand prayers,” he said.
Akinade appealed to Nigerians irrespective of their ethnicity or religion to vote for Tinubu as the next President of Nigeria
“I have been able to travel to three African countries and I met people that matters in those countries.
“To my greatest surprise, they respect Tinubu more than some of us in this country. If our own is respected for his dexterity, we must be proud of him here too,” he said.
Christian leaders and groups in the state would also converged on same venue by December 10 to support as well as pray for Tinubu.