The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Friday, urged Nigerians not to turn the present security challenges across the country into ethnic, tribal or religious crises.
Tinubu stated this at the eight-day Fidau prayers for the Late civilian governor of the state, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, held in the Late statesman’s house in Ilupeju, Lagos and was contained in a statement signed by his Media Aide, Tunde Rahman.
According to him, anyone who had experienced ethnic confrontation or religious war before would not pray for one in Nigeria.
The Asiwaju said, “Nigeria is currently facing crises, crisis of insurgency, of banditry and all aspects of insecurity. But God Almighty who made this country one of the largest and most resourceful countries will guide and protect us.
“In memory of Baba Jakande, I appeal today to all of us not to turn whatever challenges we are facing right now to ethnic, tribal and religious crises.
“Only God Almighty will judge our faith, only Him is perfect. We usually beseech Allah to direct us on the right path. However, it’s left for us, left for me, left for you, left for the Ulamas to do the right thing.
“The Ulamas, you are very critical in the present situation. In your prayers, commitments, Uthubas, etc, all your sermons must be geared towards peace, tolerance, stability and togetherness”.
The APC chieftain and other prominent South-West leaders have been accused of keeping silent in the wake of herdsmen persecution in the region, which is said to be an indirect approval of attacks against Fulani in the region.