The people of Ilorin Emirate on Friday 16th of April, offered special prayer seeking God’s support for the emergence of their illustrious son, Malam Salihu Mustapha as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The chief missioner of Ilorin Central Mosque, Imam Yakubu Aliagan led the brief prayer session shortly before the commencement of yesterday’s Juma’at service .
Recalling Mustapha’s contributions towards the maintenance of the central mosque, Imam Aliagan prayed God to grant the politician’s heart desires.
Also speaking, an Ilorin High Chief, Baba Isale of Ilorin, Alh Abdullahi Sadiq expressed confidence in the ability of Mustapha to deliver if given the mandate to lead the ruling APC.
He said the community decided to organise the special prayer for Mustapha because of his outstanding philanthropic gestures and immeasurable contributions to the the development of Ilorin Emirate.
“Malam Mustapha has all it takes to lead APC at the national level. He’s intelligent, humane and above all he’s God fearing,” Sadiq added.
Two other speakers, Engr Abubakar Aduagba and Ambassador Tajudeen Olesin, urged the stakeholders to provide a level praying ground for all the APC’s chairmanship aspirants.
They said if this is done, Mustapha stands a better chance to emerge as the national chairman of the party.
” Given his antecedents, Salihu Mustapha will perform creditably if given the chance to lead the ruling APC,” Aduagba said.
For his part, Olesin who described Mustapha as a great philanthropist and lover of the poor said:” All men of goodwill in the APC should queue behind Mustapha and ensure his emergence as the next national chairman of the party.”
Olesin, equally called on the APC stakeholders to zone the party’s chairmanship to the north – central zone of the country.