The Lagos PDP governorship candidate in the 2023 general election, Abdul-Azeez “Jandor” Adediran, has urged the Islamic faithful to seek God’s face for an economic turnaround.
“We need to pray that the economy of Lagos is not run aground by the corrupt hegemony,” Mr Adediran said in his congratulatory statement to Muslims on the Eid-el-Maulud celebration on Wednesday.
Gbenga Ogunleye, the spokesperson for the JANDOR4Governor Campaign Organisation, signed the statement.
Congratulating all residents, Mr Adediran enjoined residents to imbibe the teaching and exemplary lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) by remaining undaunted and resolute in the face of the depressing economic situation of the country.
“I urge you to celebrate with hope, knowing that God will not abandon his people to the mercy of selfish rulers.
“Very soon, he will install leaders who will truly prioritise the interest of the citizens,” he said.
The federal government declared Wednesday a public holiday to commemorate the Eid-el-Maulud celebration.
The celebration signifies the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Meanwhile, in the state’s gubernatorial election, Mr Adediran lost his governorship bid to Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).