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Day: June 4, 2019

The Governor of Lagos state Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged the residents to be united and committed to God-consciousness.

He said it is only through unity and oneness that all can one get close to God.

Sanwo-Olu spoke at the Ramadan tasfir/Iftar and special prayer at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, the state capital.

The event was organised by the state government towards the end the Muslim fasting.

The governor said it was important for the people to remain united, especially in their relationship and attitude towards one another, irrespective of religion, tribe or race.

“We are one and same, irrespective of religion, tribe or race. No matter who we are, we should ensure we remain one and united. God only dwells where there is unity.

“You can see that because of unity and love, I ate my dinner right here as the iftar. That is how it should be and that is what we want to preach. Oneness is the watchword and that is what our government stand for,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu thanked the clerics and Imams for the prayers and especially for dishing out what could make the government firm and successful.

The governor noted the similarity of what was earlier preached during the thanksgiving service at the church and what the guest preacher at the Ramadan tasfir preached.

He added: “Incidentally today, we went for Christian thanksgiving and it was exactly the same type of sermon we heard in the morning that we heard in the evening again. This shows that God is with us.

“So, when God is with you, just continue to do the right things. When we do the right things, Lagosians will be the beneficiaries.”

The governor solicited the cooperation of all Lagosians and prayed for the success of his administration.

The House of Representatives member-elect for Darazo/Ganjuwa Federal Constituency in Bauchi State, Mansur Manu Soro, has expressed optimism that Femi Gbajabiamila will become the Speaker in the ninth National Assembly.

Gbajabiamala is a major contender in the race for the exalted office of the Speaker.

He adopted Ahmed Wase, a member from Plateau State as his running mate.

Manu Soro said two-thirds of members-elect in various political parties who support the Femi/Wase ticket were awaiting for the inauguration date to cast their votes for the duo.

Addressing reporters yesterday in Bauchi, the state capital, he said: “You know the House Standing Order provides that the election of the Speaker and deputy should takes precedence over any other business on the day of inauguration. I can confidently tell you that nearly two-thirds of us are voting for Femi and Wase as Speaker and Deputy Speaker on June 11.

“By law, we need a minimum of just 181 members to succeed but with the bi-partisan approach the campaign has adopted, we comfortably have far more than that.

“Femi Gbajabiamila is a humble lawmaker who believes in constructive engagement and dialogue. You may be surprised to see him become the Speaker unopposed because he is aggressively taking the campaign to the doorstep of only one aspirant still in the race. Quite a number of aspirants have stepped down for him.”

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