Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Story By Joshua Adetunji

The Chief Press Secretary to the Oyo State Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa has called on National Council of Muslim Youths (NACOMYO), The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) and the Chairman, Muslim Community in the State to stop playing 2023 politics and wait till 2023 to play any forms of politics they intend to played.

Mr Adisa while featuring on a radio programme Saturday morning in Ibadan said the contending issue which is the inability of the state government to declared holiday for Hijrah 1442 AH was not deliberate but mixing up of the specific date which also coincided with the annual Isese day.

The Governor’s spokesperson expressed displeasure to unnecessary controversies trailing the issue and calls for caution from those involved.

He said this is not the first time the Muslim groups involved would be raising such an unfounded allegations and even going beyond their brief but called on them to thread with caution and stop arrogating to themselves the authority they do not have or wields.

Mr Adisa disclosed that Governor Makinde never promised Muslims in the state Hijrah holiday as being speculated in some quarters especially by those who bent on causing crisis in the state, adding that the circulated report in the media was never made by the state Governor during his campaign.

He added that the state Governor will continue to respect and regard religious leaders in the state as Oyo State is a a home to many religions hence the need for religious leaders not to bring politics into religion in the state.

Mr Adisa said 2023 is still far and religious leaders should desist from being political tools in the hands 2023 politicians who are ready to do anything to win power in the coming elections.

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