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Muslims Defy Leaders Order, Collect Fayose’s Sallah Rams in Ekiti



Muslims in Ekiti on Tuesday, defied the orders of the League of Imams and Alfas, instructing them not to collect Sallah gifts from Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, as they trooped to the government house in Ado Ekiti, to collect the rams distributed by the governor for Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

The group stated that the reason for the insturction is that the strength of their members were not adequately represented in Fayose’s appointments.

Another group however, countered the League of Imams and Alfas for issuing such directive, describing those behind the attack as impostors, who were not known in Islam circle.

While distributing the rams to Imams and other top dignitaries, Fayose said he won’t allow himself be dragged into playing politics with religion in the state.

The governor urged Muslims to prevent themselves from being used as instruments of politics by desperate politicians, who are bent on maligning his government at every slight opportunity.

In his words, “I won’t allow anybody to drag me into playing politics with religion. What I am doing today is a demonstration of love and support for the Muslims. I am not that kind of a leader who does things with religious interest.

“I will do same to Christians at Christmas exactly what I am doing to Muslims today.” he added.