September 22, 2023

In his sermon at the Iwo praying ground in Iwo, Osun State, on Wednesday during this year’s Eid el Kabir prayers, the Otun Imam of Iwo, Sheikh Asimiyu Ejalonibu, warned Nigerians against plotting against leaders of government and traditional institutions to avoid negative consequences.

Ejalonibu, who spoke in Yoruba, said people in positions of authority should be supported in prayers for them to lead with the fear of God and prayed for peace to reign in Osun State and the country at large.

He said, “Don’t plot against the government, don’t plot against the throne. We need to pray for the government and support our rulers as they make efforts to move the country forward. With our support and prayers, Nigeria will be great again. Anyone plotting against the government may indirectly be inviting negative consequences.”

Speaking in a similar vein at the Eid prayers, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, urged Nigerians to pray for the president, Bola Tinubu, and the governors across the country, saying that by doing so, the nation will witness a positive transformation.

“All we ask for is wisdom for the government of President Bola Tinubu. For the administration to be successful, we need to pray. For his time to be noted for good things for Nigeria, and Africa as a whole, we all need to pray and support him.

“We must also pray for the governors in Nigeria, especially the governor of Osun State, for God to give him the wisdom to be able to pilot the affairs of this state. We must not plot against people in positions of authority. Those in government will get it right with our support and prayers,” Oluwo said.

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