500 clerics pray for Yari, Matawalle

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Unity and Reconciliation Forum, an All Progressive Congress (APC) group in Zamfara says it gathered 500 scholars for special prayers for former governors of the state, Sen. Abdul’aziz Yari and Bello Matawalle.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Yari represents Zamfara West Senatorial District in the 10th Senate.

The special prayers held in Gusau were led by Malam Abubakar Alaramma, after the recitation of the Holy Qur’an.

In a remark, the forums’ Chairman, Mande Umar, said a total of 500 Islamic scholars were mobilised from the 14 local government areas of the state.

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“Even though the prayers were organised to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Sen. Yari, we also use this medium to pray for Matawalle to succeed as Minister of State, Defence.

“We also seek for Allah’s intervention on the current security and economic challenges in the state and Nigeria at large.

“We also commend APC stakeholders and a large crowd of members of the party for attending the prayer session,” Umar said.

He called on political office holders in the state to emulate Yari and Matawalle, as they extended dividends of democracy to the grassroots. (NAN)

By Ishaq Zaki

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