If elected, Mr. Tinubu promised to be a devoted and responsible servant in uplifting the status of all Nigerians during the ceremony that the visiting governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, attended.
“Ask your followers to come out and vote wisely vote for me,” Mr Tinubu said amidst applause from the gathering.
“Since I began this campaign, well-meaning Nigerians from all parts of this country have expressed their support and backing. This campaign is not simply my project and it is not just to make me president.
“Much more is at stake. Much more rests in the balance. This campaign, this election, is about our collective march to a better Nigeria. Do we march forward? Or do we lose sight of the road?
“As Nigeria approaches our encounter with destiny, we all must become more thoughtful and alert.
“As religious leaders, you are more than teachers. And the people must be more than just students who listen. We must act and we must act better than we ever have.
“Religious leaders like you are agents of harmony and hope, not division and disunity.
“All well-meaning Nigerians, regardless of political affiliation, must join hands against violence, hunger, ignorance and bigotry.
“We all must live together. No one has the right to try to lord over the other. Allah stands against such injustice. And where Allah stands all bad things must fall.
“A more prosperous, compassionate, tolerant and safe nation awaits us if we only follow Allah’s instructions to be fair and just.
“Let me offer a few thoughts about what I would do if Allah gave me the chance to govern our nation.
“My vow is a simple one. I promise to be a fair and just leader. This pledge is based on the Islamic teachings of leadership.
“A leader in a plural society is enjoined to be a leader for all. If elected, I shall govern in harmony with our nation’s democratic Constitution.
“More than that, I shall tackle this nation’s problems with a commitment to solving them,” Mr Tinubu told the clerics in Kano.