Fashola urges citizens to observe rule of law
Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has reminded voters that they have a bigger role to play than those that were elected to various offices in the country. He said that the great expectations of transformation can only be realized when every Nigerian contributes his quota.
He spoke on Monday during the Presidential Address delivered to the 3rd Session of the 32nd Synod of the Diocese of Lagos, which took place at Our Saviour’s Church, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
Fashola disclosed that the determinant factor of the lofty dream of every citizen for a new Nigeria cannot be divorced from those various actions that are being taken after the election by either supporting the peaceful outcome of the election or engaging in condemnation or criticism.
According to him, it was natural that after election, somebody would win while another would loose, but when people begin to create factions, ethnicity with a view to elicit sympathy and create acrimony, definitely, law and order would be broken down.
“The fact is that law and order is a national issue and our great expectation of a new Nigeria borders on whether we are ready to live within the law or not. Whenever enforcement of law is met with religious and ethnic resistance, then we are not ready to move forward. Whether we are Christians or Muslims, the law is neutral,” he noted.