Osogbo Eid clash: Islamic leaders caution politicians against unruly behaviour in mosque

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By Daud Olatunji

Islamic leaders in South West have condemned the clash that occurred at the Osogbo Eid prayer ground between some aides of Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, and an ex-spokesperson of the Senate, Dr. Ajibola Basiru.

The Wakeel Muslimeen, South West, Edo, and Delta states, Sheikh Iskeel Awwal who spoke on behalf of the religious leaders, warned politicians against turning the Eid prayer ground and mosque into a political battleground.

Sheikh Awwal said this while speaking with newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital on Thursday.

He urged the governor and other politicians in the state to respect religious leaders.

It was reported that Bashiru and Adeleke’s aide clashed at Osogbo Eid praying ground over seating arrangements.

Reacting to the development, the religious leaders in South West frowned at the clash in the house of God.

Wakeel Muslimeen in his statement admonished that Asiwaju Adeen of Yoruba land should be respected being a Muslim leader in Yoruba land and Nigeria.

He said, “All Muslims in South West condemn what happened in Osogbo. We condemned the clash at the Eid prayer ground. They should not take politics into the Eid prayer ground or mosque.

“Politicians should respect religious leaders and the religious leaders should respect political leaders.

“They should all fear Allah and know that Allah is above everybody, be it governor or senator.”

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