The Muslim Students Association of Nigeria has charged Muslims across the country to actively participate in the upcoming general elections.
The elections, according to the students, offer Nigerians, especially Muslims, an opportunity to make a difference because they have the capacity.
The National President (Amir) of MSSN, Uthman Abubakar, made the call at the inauguration of the 79th National Islamic Holiday Course in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
According to him, among the aims and objectives of the MSSN is to actively participate in ensuring the emergence of a credible leader and good governance.
He said, “With an incredibly strong political base structure, the society will align itself with the most desirable candidate with credibility and integrity, adding, “Muslims should speak with one voice and vote sensibly in 2023.
“With a strong voice, we call on the youths to actively but sensibly participate in the 2023 general elections to save Nigeria which is on the verge of disintegration.”
He said the MSSN had the political strength and structure to make a difference in the country’s democratic elections in 2023.
“MSSN has 510 tertiary institutions and 17,097 institutions, with a total of 20,709 branches throughout the country,” he said.
On his part, Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, said IVC should be used to combat the decadence and near collapse of morale among children.
“The rate at which young people participate in various social vices is alarming. The abuse of substances, the decrease in commitment to the good of the collective and the misuse of social networks are issues that should attract our attention”, he stated.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Host Father and Council of Guardians of the programme, Justice Abdullahi Haroon, said the organization was channeling N100m from the payment of N100 from one million members.
He said: “Our numerical strength as Muslims in Nigeria will only be effective with unity and cooperation.”