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Niger, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, on Wednesday urged Muslims and Christians
in the country to pray God to provide truthful leaders in the 2015 general
elections for peaceful coexistence of the country.
Abubakar, who made the remark while interacting with newsmen
in Bida, Niger, enjoined the Muslims to use the Eid-el-Kabir period to
pray to almighty Allah to bring peace to the country.
"Nigeria needs prayers because it is the only weapon that
will put the country on the right part.
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"Prayers by both Muslims and Christians have become
imperative as the 2015 general election is overheating the polity.
"With sustained prayers, Nigeria will surely remain a
single indivisible entity,’’ he said.
He advised politicians in the country to shun politics of
bitterness, adding that "politicians should apply decorum while playing
"You should play politics to ensure the peace and security
of Nigeria and not for your selfish interest.’’
Abubakar, who is also Chairman, Niger Council of Traditional
Rulers, enjoined politicians to give priority to projects that would improve
the living standard of the people, instead of enriching themselves at the
expense of the people.