Report gathered that Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, in what he described as a demonstration of love and support, on Tuesday, distributed rams to Muslims in the state, for the celebration of this year’s Id-El-Kabir, billed for Thursday, September 24 and Friday, September 25, 2015.
Fayose however, appealed to Muslim faithfuls to shun politicians whipping religious sentiment.
Gov. Fayose distributing rams to Muslims at the Government House, for the celebration of 2015 Id-El-Kabir
Distributing the rams in Government House, Fayose said he won’t allow himself to be dragged into playing politics with religion in the State.
“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. Ekiti is one whether you are Muslim or Christian and this is the spirit I want all of us to imbibe.
“In my actions and conducts, every Ekiti man knows that I am going to relate with you whether you are a Christian or Muslim. The two are the same. I have no preference for either of the two. I am the governor today and if Muslims get there tomorrow, we will all support him.
“The Chancellor of the Ekiti State University and Alara of Aramoko Ekiti, Oba Olu Adeyemi, is a Muslim. The Special Adviser Political, Alhaji Ademola Bello, is a Muslim and many that had been appointed into boards, which I won’t like to play up,” Fayose said.
Fayose urged Muslims to continue to live in harmony and always think of one Nigeria regardless of where they stayed or lived.