SOME Islamic Clerics longside the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, yesterday, backed the All Progressives Congress, APC, choice of the Muslim-Muslim ticket in 2023.
Speaking at the 14th Hijrah lecture organized by the Assembly’s Muslim Community at the Assembly Complex,
the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, said with the theme ‘The Role of Religious Bodies in a Democratic State’, there is a crucial call for religious bodies to deploy their collective spiritual energies in not only undermining the negative forces of nepotism and dysfunctionality but in positively enhancing the development of Nigeria.
He said: “Whether the political party contesting is running on Muslim-Muslim ticket or Christian-Christian ticket and otherwise, our focus should be the good intentions of the contestants. Let us not allow any politician to bamboozle us with religion as a determining factor for which we will choose as our leaders.
“My opinion is simple: We seem to have lost our ways because we seem to have lost the wisdom of governance and the wisdom of service as well as the wisdom that flows from the spirituality that undergirds both. In other words, we should focus more on how the failure of politics and faith has compromised the unravelling of the Nigerian project.”
One of the guest lecturers, Sheikh Ishaq Sunuusi, Khaleefatu-Zuglool, Daru Dawah, Isolo, stated that the Muslim-Muslim ticket should not be a source of concern but how to save the country from its present situation.
In his lecture, Chief Imam Offa, Kwara State, Sheik Muyideen Husayu said: “Politics is different from religion. Nigerians are one because we are from the source.
“Religion should be separated from politics. All men of God are the same, so we should help one another.”