Guinean President, Alpha Condé, while addressing the country’s Council of Ministers in a meeting on Thursday, ordered all Muslims in the country to hold a 24-hour prayer for President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.
According to GuineaNews, Conde who was expected to visit Nigeria in March but was unable to do so because of his health, expressed concern over his Nigerian counterpart’s health, and further asked that prayers be held in all mosques in the country in what he described as a day of prayers for Buhari.
Conde had in March reportedly spoken to President Buhari on the telephone. Buhari had earlier in January missed the 28th Ordinary Summit of the African Union held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2017. Conde was elected AU chairperson in the event.
About 85 per cent of the Guinean population (11 million) are Muslims; eight per cent are Christians; while seven percent are traditionalists.
This is coming after same special prayer sessions were held at various Eid prayer grounds in Nasarawa, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina and Kwara states for the sick Nigerian President.