The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged all security agencies, Interpol, the Presidency and United Nations to monitor the activities of Governor Rauf Aregbesola which the party alleged can cause religious crisis in the country.
In a statement issued in Osogbo by its spokesperson, Prince Diran Odeyemi, the PDP premised its call on what it tagged: “embarrassment and the insincerity of Governor Aregbesola over the hijab issue which is a diversionary tactic to cover up his mismanagement of the state human and material resources”.
The party noted that despite religious crisis in some parts of the country, Christians and Muslims still find a way to live together in peace. “But since hijab became an issue under Aregbesola’s administration in Osun, Christian Association of Nigeria CAN and Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs SCIA, have taken different positions and this portend great danger for the harmonious co-existence of people of different faith and denominations in the country.
“PDP is particularly happy that the issue of hijab has exposed to the entire country the character of Osun State governor and his divide and rule system of diverting people’s attention against his inadequate knowledge of governance and total mismanagement of the state,” the party said.
“Is the Federal Government aware that Osun no longer uses 6-3-3-4 system of education nor sing the National Anthem which are the first misstep of Aregbesola’s administration. Schools were lumped together under the guise of reclassification, several strange initiatives such as same uniform for all schools in the state, obnoxious and double taxation and other policies that confused rather than enhanced governance were introduced just to benefit few Lagos based individuals and sponsors,” the statement added.