Election: League of Imams urges politicians to eschew violence, inciting utterances during campaigns


Ahead of the general election, League of Imams and Alfas, Ogun Chapter has appealed to politicians to eschew violence, inciting utterances in their campaigns.

They stated this in a communique jointly signed by Qasim Sanusi and Tajudeen Uthman, Chairman and Secretary of DLGG respectively and issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday at the end of a 3- day interactive session with 2023 governorship candidates in the state.

OgunToday reports that the event was organised by the Directorate of Leadership and Good Governance (DLGG) of the League of Imams and Alfas held in Abeokuta.

They urged politicians to always exhibit the traits of ” Omoluabi” in their politicking.

The Directorate implored the people of Ogun State to use the opportunity of the window provided to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in preparation to vote for the best candidate since they are now better enlightened.

The communique equally reminded that it is only when their civic responsibilities are fulfilled that trusted individuals who can oil the wheel of progress in the state would emerge.

The league of Imams urged religious leaders to use the opportunity of their congregation to preach love and peaceful coexistence amongst the people, saying they should avoid preaching what was capable of compromising the peaceful coexistence so enjoyed in the state.

The communique noted that the interactive session was part of the efforts and the desire of the Ogun State Muslims to contribute to quality governance and to create an avenue for political office seekers (most especially, the governorship candidates) to discuss their vision for the greatness of Ogun State.

” At the 3-day event, candidates were strategically scheduled to different sessions of the day so as to ensure quality interaction with each and every one of the candidates.

” While responding to questions from the panelists and the general public, the candidates displayed good preparation to tackle the challenges facing the various sectors of the State in practicable terms.

“They gave their blueprint of how the abundant but untapped resources in the state would be harnessed for the benefit of all. Finally, they also promised to provide people-oriented government if elected.

” The candidates also declared covenant with the people of Ogun State to serve them to the best of their ability and ensure proper administration of Local Governments in order to take dividends of democracy to the grassroot.

” Also, all the candidates agreed that there is need to revolutionalise the security architecture of the state, sincerely revamp the education sector and improve the health sector of the state; all for the overall benefit of the people of the state,” he said.


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