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Ekiti 2018: Muslims demand deputy governorship slot

Muslims in Ekiti have again demanded deputy governorship ticket from Governor Ayodele Fayose.

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

Kewulere is also the Chief Imam of Ekiti State.

The special prayer was attended by the governor, his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola; Chief of Staff, Chief Dipo Anisulowo, Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi and heads of security agencies in Ekiti.

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

Stating that Fayose would be well remembered, the cleric 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.”

Responding, Fayose while promising to consider the requests of the Muslim community said 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.

Updated: October 13, 2017 — 8:10 pm

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