Muslims have been admonished to contribute their quota in the retrenchment Democracy and Good governance by playing active roles in the forthcoming 2023 General Elections.
The President ,Council for Islamic Affairs, Ekiti State chapter,Alhaji (Dr) Hammed Afolabi Bakare, FCA gave this admonition at an enlarged meeting g of the organisation held in Awo Ekiti, Irepodun /Ifelodun Local Government on weekend, Alhaji Bakare said gone were the days when muslims would sit- back and be treated as political spectators.
The Muslim leader therefore charged stakeholders at the forum to mobilise muslims for active participation in the 2023 general
He urged muslims to remain prayerful and abide by Allah’s injunctions in the years ahead ,especially as the 2023 elections approach.
Alhaji Bakare used the occasion to rejoice the Muslim community in Ekiti state on the recent appointment of Alhaja (Dr) Habibat Omolara Adubiaro as the Secretary to Ekiti State Government (SSG).
According to him ,the Ekiti state governor, Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji had done well by heeding the calls of muslims as regard the political appointment even though more are still being expected .
Bakare also urged muslim parents to send their children to school to acquire western and Islamic education in a bid to gain relevance in various spheres of life in the society
The host monarch and Alawo of Awo Ekiti , Oba Abdulazeez Olaleye lauded the reinvigorated strides of the Council in Ekiti state stressing that it has woken the Muslim community from it’s slumber and motivated leaders from various sectors to project issues affecting islam within and beyond Ekiti state.
Immediate past president of the Council For Islamic Affairs, Ekiti state, Barrister Yakubu Sanni also at the occasion urged muslim clerics and leaders not to indulge in ungodly acts that could be detrimental to islam politically, educationally and economically.
He noted that the Council has a stake in advising government and making recommendations towards the good of all citizens in the state.
While appreciating the presence of professor Azeez Olaniyan and other prominent personalities and stakeholders at the meeting, Alhaji Sanni urged muslims to be more committed to the activities of the Council.
A muslim scholar and secretary, Irepodun /Ifelodun Local Government Area, Mr Junaid Yunus opined that muslims would benefit more in politics by actively participating rather then being just observers .
He noted that islam as a religion allows adherents to partake in politics with a view to making positive impact on the society rather than leave it in the hands of adherents of other religions .
Also at the November meeting of the Council For islamic Affairs, Ekiti state, the need for government to employ more Islamic and Arabic teachers in public schools was emphasized while concerned stakeholders were urged to rescue the Esure central mosque from collapsing.
The Council Secretary invited members to the Turbaning ceremony of the President of the Council, Alh Hammed Afolabi Bakare as Baba Adiini of Erijiyan Ekiti Muslim Jama’ah scheduled for 10th December, 2022 at Erijiyan Ekiti.
In attendance were several stakeholders from the various communities across the 16 local government areas of Ekiti state as well as executive members of the SCIA, Ekiti state.