Adeleke urges Oluwo, traditionalists to embrace peace, warns against religious conflicts

The Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has warned against religious conflict and confrontations in the state, affirming that all adherents of various religions should operate peacefully.

This was contained in a release signed by the Spokesperson to the Governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, on Sunday.

Responding to the altercation between the Oluwo of Iwoland and the traditional religious worshippers association on the celebration of Isese festival, Governor Adeleke deployed his Special Adviser on Security, Mr Samuel Ojo to Iwo for urgent interface with both sides.

Ojo, who was at Oluwo’s palace met various stakeholders including having a telephone conversation with Oluwo who was out of town.

He also had interactions with some traditionalists who had vowed to converge at Iwoland to challenge the traditional ruler who had reportedly banned traditionalists from his domain.

“I came down on the directive of Mr Governor. I spoke with Kabiyesi, Oluwo
and he promised to ensure peace and security though he is out of town. I interacted with some other traditional leaders not far from palace.

”The message is that peaceful co-existence is a must and any group that breaches peace of the state will have security operatives to contend with.

”We have taken all neccesary security precautions . The traditionalists are free to exercise their fundamental human rights, they must act within the bound of law and the Governor has also declared Monday 21st as a public holiday to commemorate the 2023 Isese Day Festival” the Security Adviser noted.

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