Ekiti 2018: Muslims demand deputy governorship position

Governor Fayose urged Islamic clerics to always tell leaders the truth and preach the values of justice and equity.[photo credit: naij.com]
Governor Fayose urged Islamic clerics to always tell leaders the truth and preach the values of justice and equity.[photo credit: naij.com]

The Muslim community in Ekiti State has demanded the deputy governorship ticket ahead of the governorship election next year.

The Grand Imam of the League of Imams and Alfas in Southwest, Edo and Delta States, Jamiu Kewulere, made the demand at a special Friday prayer marking the third year anniversary of Governor Ayodele Fayose in office.

Mr. Kewulere, who is also the Chief Imam of Ekiti State, led the prayer session attended by the governor; his deputy, Kolapo Olusola; Chief of Staff, Dipo Anisulowo; Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi; and heads of security agencies in the state.

“Where you go, we will follow you. We have capable hands that can deliver and be committed,” the cleric said.

He said Mr. Fayose would be remembered for the good he did for Ekiti, and urged him to exercise restraint in the face of provocation.

“A good office like yours will attract criticisms and opposition because it is an exalted position. You need to show restraint and remain focused,” Kewulere said.

Mr. Fayose, while responding, promised to consider the requests of the Muslim community, adding that he would seek God’s guidance on the issue.

He also thanked the people for their show of love and prayers since he assumed office on October 16, 2014.

The governor promised to work till the last day in office to ensure completion of outstanding projects and to pay salary arrears of workers.


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  • Bassey Frank

    This is nonsense. Gov. Aregbesola of Osun is a Muslim, can you compare that state with Ekiti? You people are always majoring in minor.

    • omobabalemomu

      What is your own Mr Bassey from ikom in cross rivers state ? Better go and eat
      your dog meat and drink kainkain. Stop meddling in the affairs that are none of your business

      • Bassey Frank

        So, it is better to take ‘agbo’ and wear ‘juju’ and marry and re-marry and re-re-marry ….? Are you not ashamed that at this age, when we should be emphasizing good governance hinged to sound ICT training, a group of n’er-do-wells are talking about Muslim Deputy Governor in Ekiti as if the Muslim Governor in neighbouring Osun has given his people effective leadership beside confusion, Islamic Amagedom and educational retardation.

  • John Okoh

    Why should Muslims demand VP slot? Trouble makers. Ekiti is not a Moslem State, is it? Give me a break.