The Chief Imam at the Lagos State Secretariat Mosque, Alausa, Alhaji Muhammed Abulbakri Raji, has called on all Muslims to support the re-election bid of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, in view of his numerous landmark achievements that have transformed that landscape of the state.
Raji made the call at a special prayer organised by the Lagos Ministry of Home Affairs in celebration of Democracy Day, on Friday, where Muslim community in Alausa and Ikeja area, as well as Muslim Public Servants, converged to pray for continuity of peace-coexistence and religious harmony in the state.
The Imam affirmed that Ambode does not discriminate and that he “is passionate to care for Lagosians; he is very responsive to their wishes and desires.
“These are sterling qualities a Muslim should possess; though Gov. Ambode is a Christian, he has the qualities of a righteous Muslim.
“In the past three years of his Administration, he has worked assiduously and his noble efforts have yielded tremendous outcomes never witnessed before in Nigeria.
“He, therefore, deserves a second term.”
The Imam said Ambode should be commended for sustaining the level of safety and security of the state, the sector he invested heavily, applauding also for the prompt actions he took to stamp out Badoo Cults and kidnappers when they threaten the state.
In his own remarks, the Commissioner of Home Affairs, Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef said, Gov Ambode would not relent in his efforts to transform Lagos to a SMART City that would be the pride of all Africans.
AbdulLateef noted that Ambode would always implement programmes and projects to keep the state in the forefront of development.
He said Lagosians should continue to keep fate and to support the re-election bid of the governor, just as he enjoined all Muslims, in this month of Ramadan and beyond, to be pious, act well and be truthful in all their conducts, for them to bestow worthy and lasting legacies for coming generations to thrive and build on.
By Our Correspondent