In recognition of his contributions towards the development of Lagos based youths in terms of empowerment, social reorientation and mental alertness, the Council of Imams, Ikeja division hosted High Chief Owolabi Salis, the gubernatorial candidate of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the forthcoming March 2019 election.
The Ikeja division seminar of the council of Imams which was tagged bridging the gap between the rich and the poor in basic needs was held at the Ikeja Central mosque, had in attendance, Imams from the eight divisions and 15 LCDAs under Ikeja division.
Chief Salis who orientated the clerics on the need for them to encourage good governance and participations of their congregations in the process of governance expressed his disappointment in the way the government of the day is doing so little to change the economic situation of the common man in the streets.
He said “there is no way the children of the masses can make it in the current system of the state because they cannot grow beyond a certain level as dictated by the game players in charge of the affairs of the state.”
Speaking further, Chief Salis said: “Religious leaders have a great role to play because they speak to the spirit of the people. So I challenge them to speak the truth to the people. Some people are deranged and many are beggars. It is not their doing. “If these ordinary people must rise and fight for their right, they need the religious leaders to speak the truth to their spirit, otherwise the talents, gifts and resources God blessed the people with will all continue to go to a few.”
“If these ordinary people must rise and fight for their right, they need the religious leaders to speak the truth to their spirit, otherwise the talents, gifts and resources God blessed the people with will all continue to go to a few.”
The Star Alliance endorsed candidate while answering questions on solving the visible challenges of the common men and ensuring their participation in governance said his agenda is built on four solid foundations namely; affordable feeding, housing, quality healthcare services and free education for every child.
In a brief chat withjournalists, Chief Salis revealed his intention of bringing government closerto the people by creating ward executives council which will comprise a minimumof 50 people who will be financed from the state government purse to carry outprojects highlighted by the people as their most important needs.