The Western Hall, Secretariat, Ibadan, Oyo State Capital was filled to the brim yesterday as the stakeholders, and general members of Jamatul Tijanniyat Society of Nigeria, Oyo State chapter gathered together to organise fervent prayers for the re-election of Governor ‘Seyi Makinde.
The epoch making occasion that took place on Wednesday, January 18 had in attendance of the State’s Deputy Governor, Barrister Bayo Lawal who spoke on behalf of Governor ‘Seyi Makinde.
In the meantime, the Oyo DG spoke on importance of knowledge and relevance of the Islamic scholars, whom he described as noble men and vicegerents who had earlier forseen what is happening now.
Lawal, added that the firm mastery of Hadith and Qur’an by those Islamic scholars and their abilities to organise sermons and public lectures to people had no doubt liberated many souls from ignorance.
The Kishi-born lawyer and politician, however, tasked generality of Muslims to ensure they stick to unity, oneness and togetherness, in order to have common front in all all encounters.
He said he was happy to be part of those who received the Khalipha of Sheikh Ibraheem Niyass, who is Sheikh Muhammed Mahy while he came to Oyo State, despite short notice.
Reiterating that coming across men of God is not easy, but he was happy that he had privilege to see and meet with Sheikh Muhammed Mahy, while he had no expectation.
Lawal tasked them to show maximum support for Governor ‘Seyi Makinde, and most especially on fruition of his second term bid, assuring them, that the governor would grant the requests which had been put forward to him.
Meanwhile, member of the Oyo State House of Assembly, who represents Ibadan South East Constituency 2, Hon Abdullah Ademola AbdulRasaq known as ‘Omosheu’ lauded every member of Jamatul Tijanniya Society of Nigeria, Oyo Deputy Governor, Barrister Bayo Lawal, Engr Abduljeleel Adekunle Kareem and the special adviser on Islamic affairs for their active participation at the prayer session.
Omosheu stressed that the organised prayer session was to seek favour of Allah on possibility of Seyi/Bayo for second terms of office, maintaining that Governor ‘Seyi Makinde’s led administration has completely shown what the true governance means towards betterment of all and sundry in the state.
The Special Adviser on Islamic Affairs, Abdul Rasheed Abdulazeez enjoined Muslims regardless of denominations to speak in one voice, remain in unison and relate peacefully for the progress of Islam and its adherents.
Engr Abduljeleel Adekunle Kareem, Mogaji Adanla, Turaki Adini of Oyo State and Wakil Faidol of Tijaniyyat of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta said the purpose of gathering was aimed at fostering unity, oneness and togetherness among all members of Jamatul Tijanniyat Society of Nigeria.
Adanla, however, said Makinde deserves a second term of office sequel to his attainment of unprecedented feats across the nooks and crannies of the state, adding that his achievements are too numerous to mention, that he had virtually touched all sectors in the state without leaving any behind.
The programme, which had Sheikh Gani Cisse as a guest Lecturer, had in attendance the Commissioner for Education, Hon Abdulraheem Abiodun, Commissioner for Special Duty, Alhaja Fausat, Commissioner for Energy, Barr. Seun Ashamu, Commissioner for Health, and Dr Bode Ladipo.
Also in attendance are Sheik Muh. Bashir Onipasan, Egbeda Local Government, Sheik Abdul Rasak Abiola, Oluyole Local Government, Sheik Isiak Ajagba, Oyo West Local Government, Sheik Emakirun Abdul Afeez, Northeast, Sheik Alamol Yekeen Samonda, Ib North, Sheik Abdul Hamid, Oyo East Local Government, Sheik Abdulahi Mosala, Ib Northeast Local Government, Sheik Tajudeen TonTowi, Akinyele Local Government, Sheik Abdulmojeed, Ona Ara Local Government, Sheik Abdul Rahman, Oluyole Local Government, Sheik Alhaji Baba, Ib North Local Government, Sheik Ubandaki, Saki.
Sheik Abdul Wasii, Oyo East Local Government, Sheik Lookman Olanase, Northeast Local Government, Sheik Hammed Olafimihan, Lagelu Local Government, Sheik Yunus Adeyemo, Lagelu Local Government, Sheik Laila Abdul Raheem, Ib Southeast Local Government, Sheik Muh. Dahood Afenifere, Egbeda Local Government, Sheik Tijani Alajameta, Ib Northeast Local Government, Sheik Nurudeen Olorunkemi, Egbeda Local Government, Sheik Abdul Rahamon Iletuntun, Ib Southeast, Sheik Teslim Asonbale, Northeast Local Government, Sheik Muh. Yeskun Omotosho, Ib Northeast Local Government.
Sheik Kazeem Abdulmojeed (Baba Leleta), IB Southeast Local Government, Sheik Daud Adanla, Ib North Local Government, Khalifa Abdulahi Mudathir Sulaimon, Ib North Local Government, Alhaji Ibrahim Faira from Sabo, Ib North Local Government, Khalifa Mohammed Naoh(Sabo), Ib North Local Government.
Sheidat Rukayat Abdul Rasak, Sheida Hudat Oladoja and Sheidat Kafayat were among the women from women wing who thronged the venue.