The League of Imams, Akureland has described former Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as someone who is firm in conviction and bold in the pursuit of justice.
The group said Akeredolu’s insistence on the formation and sustenance of Amotekun Corps at a time his fate for a second term in office was hanging in the balance, portrayed him more of a patriotic statesman than a politician.
“The Amotekun corps he initiated has not just redefined security architecture in the southwest but its structure has been replicated in other parts of the country to curb marauding criminals right on their tracks.
“The construction of a jumat mosque in the government house grounds, Alagbaka equally speaks volumes of the deceased leader’s commitment to ensuring religious harmony and peaceful coexistence in the Sunshine state.”
Meanwhile the League of Imams led by the Chairman, Shaykh Muhammad Raji Kewuyemi and Secretary, Imam Qamardeen Bintinlaye has echoed the yearnings and aspirations of the Muslim community in the state for a Muslim to be chosen as deputy governor.
They argued that such move will promote religious harmony, political balance, social justice, equity and fairness.
The group further craved the support of indigenes and residents of the State for Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
“A promising stay in power will mark the beginning of a new chapter of an illustrious political career if the religious plurality and sectarian sensibility of the entire population is taken into consideration on all policies and programmes.”
While congratulating Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa on his inauguration, the League of Imams urged him to build on the legacies of his predecessor.
They noted that Aiyedatiwa’s unforgettable roles, he played alongside his late boss to ensure power shift to the south in the last general election will remain evergreen in history.