The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria has disassociated itself from a message allegedly sent with its name to endorse Goodluck Jonathan.
President of MSSN, Lagos State Area Unit, Kaamil Kalejaiye, in a statement warned politicians to desist from dragging the society into politics.
A disclaimer by Kalejaiye read, “It has been brought to our attention that some lugubrious and disgruntled politicians are campaigning for GEJ using MSSNLagos. We strongly reiterate that MSSNLagos does not have a political affiliation with any Party. The general public is advised to disregard any political campaign in any form e.g sms, in the name of MSSNLagos.
“We also advise the general public to dissociate from insane people that are bent on destroying our amiable society that is built on Justice, Truthfulness and pristine fundamentals of Islam.”
Also, Kalejaiye urged all Nigerians and politicians to be peaceful despite the outcome of results.
He asked Nigerians not to allow themselves to be used by some politicians to cause violence.
Kalejaiye explained that violence would further damage Nigeria’s democracy, adding that the development of the country must be the interest of all citizens.
He said, “May Allah make peace reign throughout the election. While we pray to Allah to guide Nigerians throughout the election, politicians should also desist from causing riot.
“There is an alleged report by the National Human Right Commission that arms that entered the country during the period of election is much. This is scary but we believe that with Allah, peace will reign.
“Nevertheless, Nigerians should not hesitate to go and perform their civic responsibilities. Voting is our right and we should perform it peacefully.”
According to him, it is also important for security officials to be professional in their dealings during election for peace to be recorded.
“This is a period where peoples tension are high. The police should not act power-drunked. They must be able to calm temper and not raise it. Illegal arrests, harrassments and intimidation should be avoided by all security agencies,” Kalejaiye said.
The students leader also challenged political parties not to be desperate to the extend of causing violence.
He asked them to place the interest of Nigeria at heart and control their supporters from being wayward.
“It won’t do any good to anybody if Nigeria’s unity is not upheld after the election. Political parties are supposed to aid and strengthen democracy. They should not instigate their supporters to embarking on violence act. They should embrace and preach the spirit of sportsmanship not desperation,” he added.