LAGOS State chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Apostle Alex Bamgbola has advised incoming governor of the state to be fair to every citizen of the state irrespective of their religion and tribe.
In his keynote address at a prayer session organized by the CAN for all the governorship candidates at the Hoares Memorial Methodist Church in Yaba, Lagos, Bamgbola said though Christians had clamoured for a Christian governor it will be ungodly for the eventual governor to favour only Christians.
He said: “You must bear in mind that there are people of various faiths in Lagos State. There are those who are neither Muslims nor Christians. There are those who just want to live their lives. All these people are going to vote and it will be unfair for the governor to disregard them. He must be fair to all.”
According to Bamgbola “we are not asking you to get to government and favour only Christians. That will be un-Christian. What you do for A you must do for B. Every form of discrimination on the basis of religion or tribe must be abhorred.”
He also advised the candidates not to be over confident in the midst of wolfs.
He specifically called on Christians to spend time to pray for all political leaders noting that the Church cannot afford to fail the state.
The event, which attracted top church leaders in Lagos State was an opportunity for the candidates to showcase their plans for the state.
Many of the candidates including those of PDP, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, Mr. Ayodele Akele of the National Conscience Party, Mr. Bolaji Ogunseye, Alliance for Democracy governorship candidate and a host of others attended while APC’s Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode was conspicuously absent.
The Lagos State resident electoral commissioner, Mr. Akin Orebiyi told the gathering that the 2015 elections will be different from all previous elections because the system that has been put in place will make it difficult for anybody to rig the elections.