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Ondo: Group asks Aiyedatiwa to appoint Muslim deputy

Following the death of Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, the Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria has called on the new governor, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa…

Following the death of Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, the Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria has called on the new governor, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa to appoint a Muslim as the deputy governor from Ondo North, especially Owo where Akeredolu came from.

In a statement jointly signed by the National Coordinator, Alh. Ibrahim Abdullahi and the Ondo State Coordinator of the Group, Alh. Ali Abdul-Yekeen, the group stated that in the spirit of inclusivity in governance, equality, justice and fairness, the incoming deputy governor should be a Muslim.

It stated further that past administrations including the Military had made Muslims their deputies in the state.

According to the group, such an action would enhance religious tolerance, peace, stability and progress.

The group called for mutual understanding among political leaders and cited Ekiti State as an example where both the governor and deputy are Christians but a Muslim was made Secretary to the State Government.

It warned that it is not only unfair and disproportionate but an absolute injustice for the 10 topmost political offices to be headed by people of the same faith.

It urged those in governance to always remember that balancing appointments religiously is a way of promoting peace. He said Governor Aiyedatiwa should take a cue from Lagos, Osun, Ogun and Oyo states.

 

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