Clash: Allow court to decide, Oyetola tells Muslims, traditionalists


Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has appealed to Muslims and traditional worshipers in the state to allow the court decide on the issues bordering on a recent attack on a mosque allegedly carried out by some masqueraders.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ismail Omipidan, on Friday, said Oyetola at “the wake of the clash between a group of traditional worshippers and Muslims in the state,” condemned the development and directed the police to get to the root of the matter and ensure that justice was served.

Omipidan noted that Osun and her people were known for peace and urged all those involved in the case to avoid acts that could tarnish the recognition of the state.

According to him, religious intolerance was injurious to the unity and collective peace of Osun, stressing that residents and citizens must respect the state’s unique diversity.

He then appealed to parties involved in the court case to allow the judicial process run its full course.

“I appeal to both parties to sheathe their swords and toe the line of peace and the law. Since the matter is already in court, both parties should remain calm and allow the process to run its full course.

“We are known for peace as a people. We should all do all in our powers to sustain that recognition in our collective interest,” the statement partly read.

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