Today22 March, 2023

Muslims in Lagos announce choice of Guber candidate in March 18 elections

Muslims in Lagos announce choice of Gubernatorial candidate in March 18 elections

The Executive Chairman of Lagos Central Mosque, Sheikh AbdulAfeez Abou, has explained why the Muslim community in the State endorsed its governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for a second term, despite being a Christian.

The cleric said the Muslims decided to endorse Sanwo-Olu
for the continuity of the state’s developmental projects, which he said, cannot be sacrificed on the altar of religious bias.

The revered cleric said: “It is true that we have Muslims contesting against Governor Sanwo-Olu; our interest lies in the continuity of the developmental agenda started by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the state governor. We believed with him at the Presidency and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) retaining Lagos, the infrastructural development in Lagos state would be fast-tracked.

“We also considered Governor Sanwo-Olu’s passion for the growth of the state’s economy coupled with an experienced Deputy, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat. Our conclusion is that Lagos should continue to be entrusted in the hands of experienced personalities.

“Our declaration to support the governor for a second term was to see the progress of the state not stunted and the dream of Asiwaju Tinubu for the state comes to fruition. Tinubu’s blueprint for the state has over the years made it an envious one for others to emulate.”

Sheikh Abou enjoined the State Government to enlarge the membership of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) to include Muslim professionals.


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