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Funke Akindele: INEC Told To Disqualify Candidates Visiting Churches, Mosques


Aug 30, 2022

Political activist, Deji Adeyanju has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disqualify candidates who visit churches or mosques for support ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Adeyanju argued that the Nigerian law forbids the use of religion or tribe to campaign.

He said: “2023: INEC should disqualify candidates that go to churches or mosques to campaign or solicit for support/votes. Our laws forbid the use of religion or tribe to campaign.”

Adeyanju had in another post mocked the deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Funke Akindele, for being in a church service.

He wrote: “Watching the video of Funke Akindele, PDP Deputy Guber candidate campaigning or sorry, worshipping in a Lagos church is hilarious. She almost went into a trance in the process. Politicians should keep their politics away from church.”

Aisha Yesufu Reacts To Murder Of Arikuyeri

Political and human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu has reacted to the murder of Mile 12 Branch Chairman of the Lagos State Park Management Committee, Sulaimon Lawal, popularly known as Arikuyeri.

Naija News reports that there was pandemonium on Sunday afternoon as suspected thugs murdered the Mile 12 Park chairman.

In a video circulating the internet, Arikukeyi can be seen laying on the ground while he was been beaten and macheted to death by the thugs.

It was gathered that suspected loyalists and colleagues of Arikuyeri went on a rampage at Mile 12, Ketu Owode Onirin and other parts of the community attacking residents and passers-by.

The battle over supremacy in motor parks around the Mile 12 area of the state resulted in an exchange of gunfire between the warring factions.

In a tweet via her Twitter handle on Tuesday morning, Yesufu described the death of the park chairman as barbaric, asking God to rest his soul.

She wrote: “Innalillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun. What manner of barbarism is this?

This article was originally published on Naija News