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Islamic Scholar Advises Political Office Holders

An Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Nosirudeen Ajara has called on political office holders in the country to be sincere with those that voted them into power and desist from sectionalism and favouritism in sharing the dividend of democracy to the people.

Sheikh Ajara made the call during the annual general meeting and general election to vote in new executive officers for the Emirate Descendants Progressive Union, Western Zone held at Bola Ahmed Tinubu hall, Ojo road Ajegunle, Lagos at the weekend.

The cleric who is the Chief Zonal Missioner of the Union warned that failure of officers to be truthful in their dealings will spell doom for them.

He urged the newly elected officers of the union not to see themselves as bosses but rather as God chosen who were elected to reinvigorate and make tremendous progress to the development of the Union in particular and Ilorin Emirate in general.

Among the new elected officers are Alhaji Ibidapo as new Zonal chairman, Alhaji Abdul- Raheem Adeshina Ibrahim as Zonal General Secretary and Mallam Isiaka Ibrahim as Zonal treasurer.

Others are Alhaji Babamale as 1st Vice Chairman, Alhaji Nuhu Ajikobi, 2nd Vice Chairman, Alhaji Lawal Atanda as 3rd Vice Chairman, Alhaji Saka O. Raheem Ida-Oba as 1st Assistant Secretary, Ibrahim Kamaldeen 2nd Assistant Secretary and Alhaji Abdul Azeez Mohammed as 3rd Assistant Secretary.

Also, Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Onimajesi was elected as Zonal Financial Secretary, Alfa Gani Raji as Assistant Fin Sec, Alhaji Usman Adebayo Social Secretary, Mallam Alawaye Hussein as Assistant Social Secretary, Dr Hassan Issa as Public Relations Officer (PRO), Alhaji Soliu Owonikoko as Assistant PRO and Mallam Isiaka Atanda Sule as Auditor General.

Commenting on the formation of the new executives, the new General Secretary, Alhaji Adeshina Ibrahim who is a Lagos based veteran journalist said 90 percent of the new executive members are expert in their positions.

He envisaged that the Union will witness tremendous development and progress with the formation of present executive members, he solicited for the full support of all IEDPU members in Western zone to take the Union and Ilorin Emirate in general to greater height.


– Xavier Ndanyongmong

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