Elections: Monarch Seeks Divine Intervention for Hitch-Free PollsChief Muhammad Bawa Makama (middle) with some of his cabinet members after addressing newsmen.

By Paschal Emeka, Abuja | February 24, 2023

Barely 24 hours to the Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Village Head of Idu, Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Chief Muhammad Bawa Makama has enjoined his subjects to seek divine intervention for hitch-free and peaceful elections.

The Village Head who addressed journalists yesterday in the ancient Idu village, which also hosts the Idu Industrial layout in the nation’s capital, also, expressed optimism that the elections will produce leaders who can ease the hardship being experienced in the country.

Reiterating the need to seek the face of God going into the election, he urged all to be law-abiding before, during and after the elections.

He further called on his people to obey the directives and instructions from electoral officials and law enforcement agencies, even as he advised the law enforcement agencies and Independent National Electoral Commission’s, INEC, staff to do all within their power to ensure that the elections will be conducted under a peaceful atmosphere.

Bawa further appealed for peaceful and religious tolerance before, during and after the elections, adding that the elections will impact positively the country if religious bodies, including Christians and Muslims, eschew all forms of division.

“This election is very important to all of us because it is not only the best way to democratically elect a leader of one’s choice but also the process of promotion of democracy. So, I urge all those within my domain to go about it by not only seeking divine assistance but also strictly following the rules and regulations.

“I urge the political, religious, and traditional leaders, amongst others, to use their various positions to ensure that the rules and regulations at the elections are observed.

“If the elections are successful, it will go a long way to strengthen our democracy and unity. So, let all hands be on deck to ensure that the election is successful,” the village head appealed.

He said that he is confident that the elections would be peaceful in his domain known for peace, saying that people of different tribes, ethnic and religious backgrounds coexist peacefully in Idu.

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