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Muslim community seeks large turnout of voters


The Muslim Community of Lagos State (MCLS) has urged all eligible voters in Lagos state to endeavor to exercise their civic responsibility by casting their vote to credible candidates during the governorship and states assembly elections holding tomorrow. The group expressed concern over low turnout of voters during the presidential and house of assembly elections held on February 23.

The statement signed by the Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Sulaimom Abou-Nolla and President of MCLS. Prof. G.O Gbadamosi MCLS, appealed to religious leaders to remind their congregation of their civic responsibility at Jummat sermons.

“We appeal to all Muslim men and women in Lagos State to come out in large numbers to perform their civic duty of casting their vote. Patriotism is an essential component of faith. We pray Allah grant us leaders who would have the fear of Allah and have mercy on us. Amin”.

The group stated: “We are very much concerned about the low voter turnout in the state in the just concluded presidential elections. Only about 19 per cent of registered voters in the state voted. Meaning that only 1.1 million out of 6.3 million participated in the last elections held on February23. “As a responsible stakeholder in the state, we couldn’t afford to be indifferent to important matters that affect the state, stating that the forthcoming governorship and state assembly elections have important and direct bearings on residents of the state” it stated.

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