- All Christian Leaders and Ministers Forum have stated that the next governor of Lagos state must be a Muslim
- The group argued that in the interest of equity Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s successor should not be a Christian
- The president of the forum, Pastor Sam Ogedengbe, noted that 2023 is the time for a Muslim to emerge as governor
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the All Christian Leaders and Ministers Forum is making a case for a Muslim to be the next governor of Lagos state.
The Nation reports that Pastor Sam Ogedengbe, the national president of the forum argued that a Muslim should succeed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the interest of justice and equity.
He made the disclosure over the weekend during the group’s annual convention, thanksgiving, and graduation at Abule-Egba, Lagos state.
Ogedengbe, who is the general overseer of Overcomers Pentecostal Prayer Church, said, he was one of those who clamoured for a Christian governor after the end of Governor Babatunde Fashola’s tenure.
The former senior special assistant to the Lagos state governor on Christian Religion went on to note that other Christian ministers and leaders would not be ungrateful, adding that the necessary line of action is to support a Muslim governor.
In another report by The Independent, Ogedengbe expressed certainty without any doubt, that the next governor of Lagos will be a Muslim.
The cleric went on to add that the forum will take the necessary line of action by throwing their weight behind the next Muslim governor in Lagos state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the governor of Lagos state said that Nigeria’s democracy cannot be told without the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Sanwo-Olu made this known in a statement to celebrate Tinubu as he turns 69 on Monday, March 29.
According to the governor, Tinubu has contributed to the development of Nigeria in no small measure, adding that thousands are today direct beneficiaries of his political acts of kindness.
In another report, the N4.42 billion requested by Sanwo-Olu to purchase 355 vehicles for Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) has been approved.
The Lagos state House of Assembly on Thursday, March 25, passed the approval through a voice vote supervised by the speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa.