Leader of one of the leading Islamic sects, Tijjaniya Movement in Nigeria (TMN), Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, has advised Muslims across the country to register and obtain their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) ahead of 2019 general elections.
He said that the PVC is the most sophisticate weapons that can be used by the electorate to choose whoever they want to lead the affairs of the country even as he advised the Muslims to vote for people who have credible record and ability to satisfy their yearnings and aspirations.
The Islamic leader, who spoke today, Saturday, at the 42nd Annual Maulud and Special Prayer for Nigeria, which was organized by Darikar Tijjaniyya Movement in Abuja, said that the voter registration is the right of all eligible citizens to participate in the affairs of the government. He added that it is one of the cornerstones of democracy.
Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi said that the Maulud is meant to celebrate the legacies of the famous leader of the movement in Africa, Sheikh Ibrahim Niyass of Senegal, adding that Niyass has contributed immensely to the development of Islam worldwide and left enduring legacies to the Islamic world.
He said that the event was also organized to pray for the restoration of peace and tranquility in the country, adding that prayer was the solution to all challenges facing the country.
Earlier, President Muhammadu Buhari, through the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, commended leaders of Darikar Tijjaniya for their contribution to Islamic scholarship and prayers for the enhancement of peace and harmony in the country.
The President said that Niyass had contributed greatly to the development of Islam in Africa, Asia and in Europe through his write-up.
Buhari gave the assurance that the Federal Government would continue to support the activities of the movement for enduring peace in the country.
He, however, appealed to the leaders and follower of the movement to intensify prayers for the progress and development of the country.