By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Youths Renaissance has commended Muslim Clerics for taking advantage of the Friday Juma’at to pray for ailing son of President Muhammadu Buhari, Yusuf.
This was expressed in a statement signed by its National Secretary, Mr. Collins Edwin.
“Hence, we commend our Muslim clerics who used the occasion of today’s Jumma service to pray for the quick recovery of Mr. Yusuf Buhari,” it stated.
The group said that it has followed several comments and reactions of Nigerians since the unfortunate incident involving the first son of the country occurred.
“While this statement is not to attack or criticise anybody, we dare say that it will be right if some persons should keep quiet over the matter instead of transferring aggression to an innocent son simply because he is a son of Mr. President,” it stated.
The group charged Christian members and all Christians in the country to use the last Sunday of the year 2017 to pray for the quick recovery of the first son ‘because the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much’.
“Therefore, while we urge non-Catholics to recite Jeremiah 30:17 for Yusuf Buhari, we urge our Catholic brethren to do a novena prayer for him asking Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Jude to intercede for the first son of Nigeria,” it concluded.