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Religious leaders urged to remain shining lights to society


RELIGIOUSRELIGIOUS leaders have been urged to remain as shining lights to the society as this disposition would help quicken the conscience of the society to seek after eternal values rather than the vain glories of this world.

The House of Assembly member-elect for Obokun Constituency of Osun State, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye made the call recently at the inauguration of the New Executive Council for the Obokun Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

Oyintiloye, who congratulated the newly inaugurated executives, described the callings of religious leaders as the highest. He said they should remain committed to their calling through the preaching and practice of Holy Living.

While calling them to continue to inspire excellence through intercession and encouragement of men of goodwill, Oyintiloye said for those who are led to venture into politics these virtues would bring about rapid development.

He said apart from direct engagement in politics, religious leaders of different faiths must also move closer to those in the position of authority for prayers and guidance without necessarily denigrating their positions as men of God.

According to him: “Leaders generally are vulnerable in some ways just as positions of authority are very sensitive and it requires the intervention of religious leaders through prayers and guidance for one not to misbehave.”

The lawmaker-elect, who also addressed the Muslim faithful during the Jumat Service in Ibokun Central Mosque, thanked the people of all religious faiths in his constituency for reposing their confidence in him.

Promising to give quality representation to the people of his constituency, the lawmaker-elect said he would do everything within his power to ensure that the people get more dividends of democracy.

Oyintiloye, who subsequently visited the All
Progressives Congress (APC) leaders and members in Ipetu-Ile, Ilare, Esa-Oke and Ikinyinwa on a “thank you” visit assured them of his commitment to give his best in the state Assembly.

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