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Allow use of hijab or forget our votes, Muslim women threaten elective office seekers

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Al-Muminaat displaying various inscriptions to express their desires

Subair Mohammed

The believing women, AL-Mu’minaat Organisation has asked politicians seeking public offices in the forthcoming general elections to allow and respect the right of female Muslim on the use of hijab or forget about their votes.

The national Amirah (female president) of the group, Hajia Nimatullah Abdullateef made this known at the recently held national convention and Annual Training Forum of the organisation in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

Hajia Abdullateef said the believing women would only vote candidates who respect their “inalienable right” to use of hijab.

She added “We are not a political organisation but all our members across different zones in country will not vote any candidate who refuses the right to use hijab therefore no hijab, no vote.”

Hajia Abdullateef who observed that the society is shamelessly falling into moral degradation said “shameful acts in various forms have become the order of the day. Man is in a state of confusion. Social vices and moral decadence have become the norm in the society, music has become the order of the day and musicians are using their medium to promote all sorts of atrocities, evils and social vices. Our Muslim women cannot freely use their hijab. Our young girls are not safe. Our women at homes have become victims of battery and rape.”

She added that efforts by mankind to proffer solutions to these problems would only amount to futility if recourse was not made to God.

“Allah emphasises the need for mankind to keep a steady and constant relationship with Him for divine guidance. So, any attempt by man to run his affairs by himself without the guidance of our Creator will only put him terrible situation. The only hope is to revert to Allah and adopt the pristine teachings of Islam” The Amirah stated.

Hajia Abdullateef however urged the Federal Government and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt the Islamic principle of justice, equity, fairness and truthfulness in the conduct of the forthcoming general elections.

She also advised the electorate not to show apathy but participate actively in the process without fear or favour.

 

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