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Ambode urges religious organisations to promote peace


Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos State.<br />Photo: Twitter/ AkinwunmiAmbode

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has appealed to religious bodies to help to ensure that the 2019 general elections were conducted peacefully through constant prayers for the country.

Ambode, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, made the call at a Muslim Leaders Interactive Forum organised by the Muslim Community of Lagos State (MCLS).

The theme was “Make your life count: unity of Muslim ummah in focus”.


He said religious organisations by their standing in society had enormous responsibility in ensuring that peace prevailed in their communities.

According to him, religious bodies could impress upon their members on the need to eschew all forms of electoral violence during the elections.

“There is the need for religious bodies and leaders to educate the people on the need for political tolerance to promote peace and tranquillity before, during and after the elections,” he said.

Ambode also expressed appreciation for the efforts made by religious bodies in supporting his administration and maintaining peaceful coexistence in the state.

The Deputy Governor said the coming together of religious organization under one umbrella would foster unity and strengthening the state.

Noting that unity is very crucial in the state for adequate growth and development.

In Lagos there is peaceful coexistence among Muslims and people of other faiths.

“We appreciate religious groups in Lagos due to religious tolerance among the different faith.

They demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that truly the issue of unity, peace, and harmonious peaceful coexistence is right in the DNA of Lagosians

She enjoined lagosians to continue to leave in peace as the general election is drawing near.

“It is when there is peace in the state, we can talk about growth and development.

We cannot have economic development and prosperity within in the state if we don’t have peaceful coexistence among ourselves.

It is only when we have it, we can continue to come together to think and ponder on how we can move the state forward.

Adebule commended Lagosians for believing in the present administration and ensuring within their domain peace and harmonious coexistence.

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