By Muhaimin Olowoporoku
The National President of the All Christian Leaders and Ministers Forum, Pastor Sam Ogedengbe, has made the call for a Muslim governor in Lagos State by 2023.
The cleric who is a former special assistant on Christain matters said during the group’s annual convention, thanksgiving and graduation at Abule-Egba, Lagos.
Pastor Ogedengbe at the convention said he was sure the next governor of Lagos would be a Muslim.
He said he was one of those who clamoured for a Christian governor after the end of Governor Babatunde Fashola’s tenure, which produced ex-Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The cleric said without being economical with the truth, he and other Christian ministers and leaders would not be ingrates but would take the necessary line of action by supporting a Muslim governor.
”We Christian leaders and ministers hail administrations in the state since 1999, but we will insist that Sanwo-Olu’s successor should be a Muslim in the interest of justice and equity,” Ogedengbe said.
Also in his sermon at the event, titled “The Lord shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace,” taken from the Book of Exodus 14 : 14, Ogedengbe said Nigeria is a good country owned by God, adding that as people created by God, God would surely fight for the country.
Representative of the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the event, Rev. Bukola Akindele who is his special adviser on Christian Religion, said hands should be on deck to further support the current administration in rebuilding the state, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic and #EndSars protest.