Ramadan: What Bello's Challenger Told Kogi Muslim To Do
Idris Omede is one of those running for Kogi state governorship (image courtesy Kogi Reports)

Kogi state governorship aspirant Omede Idris has urged Muslims in Nigeria to pray for peace and security as well as good leadership during the month of Ramadan.

Concise News understands that Idris, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is one of the aspirants standing in the way of Governor Yahaya Bello’s bid to return for a second term in office.

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According to Nigeria’s electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the governorship poll in the north-central state would be conducted on 2 November 2019.

“As much as I share the pain of security challenges rocking many parts of Nigeria, I am as well troubled by the pathetic condition in which my people of Kogi state currently find themselves. It is for this reason that I believe I am rightly positioned me to seek the mantle of leadership of the state through my party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),” the former Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) President said.

He also said, “The ninth month was the month that the holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to guide the Muslim faithful in their affairs and benefits on earth, and for dividends or otherwise hereafter.

“As year 2019 Ramadan commences, may the virtues and benefits of Ramadan abide with the faithful, through spiritual rejuvenation, continuous dedication to the will of Allah, good deeds and charity activities within the capacity and capabilities of the faithful.

“May the lessons derived from the Ramadan yield good fruits in us for peace, safety, sincerity and development. As a nation we can do better , if we are united, exhibit patriotism, abide by our religious principles, guidelines and the rule of law.”