Hours to the gubernatorial elections across the country, the Founder and Spiritual head of the Shafaudeen in Islam worldwide, Alhaji Prof. Sabit Ariyo Olagoke JP has called on the candidates of the leading political parties to educate their followers on the need to be peaceful during the election to avoid crisis that can lead to bloodshed .
The renown cleric who is also the Mogaji Ogun Elu of the Aare Alaasa dynasty urged the electorates to also abide by the laid down principle of the INEC.
He disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Ibadan where he told the electorates to vote according to their conscience and avoid breakdown of the law and order.
Prof. Olagoke while speaking about religious leaders aiding some politicians because of their political gains urged such religious leaders to instead of fuelling political crisis through their preaching educate politicians to love the masses who repose their confidence in them.
According to him ” God the Almighty Allah want us to love one another and that love should be generated from our religious houses while both the Muslim and Christian preachers as well as other Religious affiliate should see themselves as one because we worship the same God”.
Olagoke however urged the people not to allow the politicians use them as thugs because of peanut that can not take them anywhere and remember that the politicians have relocated their children abroad.
” Religious leaders from all religions need to work together in peace and harmony so as to create an environment that will lead to complete development and functional democracy that will promote Peace and Sustainable Development” .
The Arole Ogun Elu however called on members of the public to go out and exercise their franchise and pray to Allah that the best candidates with passion for their welfare will emerge inshAllah”.
“Religious leaders must be pro-active and speak with one voice to change things positively and for the young ones not to be misled.
Prof. Olagoke however urged whoever become victorious in the election to work with candidates of the opposition parties by collapsing their manifestos to better the lots of the people for meaningful development.