Tuesday June 22, 2021 1:31 AM

Muslim should rule Lagos in 2023- Cleric

The National President of the All Christian Leaders and Ministers Forum, Pastor Sam Ogedengbe, has said a Muslim should emerge as the Lagos State governor in 2023.

He spoke at the weekend at Abule-Egba, Lagos during the group’s annual convention, thanksgiving and graduation.

Ogedengbe, who is also the General Overseer of Overcomers Pentecostal Prayer Church, Abule Egba, Lagos said without doubt, he was sure the next governor would be a Muslim.Ogedengbe, the former Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Christian Religion, said he was one of those who clamoured for a Christian governor after the end of Governor Babatunde Fashola’s tenure, which produced ex-Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

He said without being economical with the truth, he and other Christian ministers and leaders would not be ingrates, but would take the necessary line of action by supporting a Muslim governor.

”We Christian leaders and ministers hail administrations in the state since 1999, but we will insist that Sanwo-Olu’s successor should be a Muslim in the interest of justice and equity, ”Ogedengbe said.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, represented by his Special Adviser on Christian Religion, Rev. Bukola Akindele, said all hands should be on deck to further support the current administration in rebuilding the state, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic and #EndSars protest.

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