Trending Video: Peter Obi Joins Hundreds of Muslims for Iftar at Central Mosque in Maraba-Nyanya

  • Hundreds of Muslims were pleasantly surprised when Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 election, visited the Central Mosque in Maraba-Nyanya, Nasarawa state
  • He graciously participated in the iftar meal, sharing the moment with Muslim worshippers
  • A viral video captured him dining alongside the congregation, even sharing a meal with a young boy who fed him journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

In the spirit of the Ramadan season, the Labour Party bannerman in the 2023 presidential polls, Peter Obi, joined other Muslims at the Central Mosque in Maraba-Nyanya, Nasarawa state, to perform the Iftar.

The Iftar marks the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during Ramadan, signalled by the call to prayer for Maghrib.

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Peter Obi was the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 presidential polls
The former Anambra state governor joined Muslims at the Maraba-Nyanya Central Mosque for the iftar. Photo Credit: Mr Peter Obi
Source: Facebook

It’s their second meal of the day during this month-long fast, following the pre-dawn meal of suhur, and it concludes the daily fast, observed from sunrise to sunset.

In a viral video sighted by, the former Anambra state governor sat amongst Muslims as he ate with them to perform the Iftar.

Obi was seen eating from a black plastic food pack and feeding a young boy sitting close to him inside the Central Mosque.

The Mosque was filled to the brim as many Muslim worshippers stood and watched Obi in amazement as he dined with the little boy under the spotlight of lights and cameras.

Saudi bans Nigerians, others from performing Umrah twice during Ramadan, gives reason

In another development, Saudi Arabia has declared that Nigerian pilgrims and others will not be granted permits to perform Umrah twice during Ramadan.

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The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah revealed the decision to address concerns about overcrowding.

According to the ministry’s statement, applicants who have previously applied will encounter a “permit issuance failed” message when attempting to reapply through the Nusuk application system.

Ramadan: Hisbah issues crucial warning to non-Muslims in Kano

Meanwhile, a directive has been issued to non-Muslims in Kano state by the state’s Hisbah Board about the ongoing Ramadan.

The Hisbah Board director-general, Abba Sai’Idu, appealed to non-Muslims in the state to avoid eating in public.

This directive aims to maintain decorum and prevent Muslims from being tempted by the ongoing fasting.



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