The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has courted controversy after wearing a full Imam’s regalia to a Muslim event.
A Muslims rights group has accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State of committing sacrilege by for wearing an attire meant for an Imam on the last Muslims’ festival. He wore a full regalia, including a turban as an Imam to the festival.
Muslims Rights Concern insisted that Fayose who is a Christian governor from Ekiti State should not have worn that dress to the festival.
However, many people praised him for making a strong political in a time when the country is divided along ethnic and religious lines. The Muslims Rights Concern, MURIC, headed by Islamic scholar, Professor Ishaq Akintola in the statement wrote:
“The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, appeared on Eid ground dressed in Islamic regalia, including a turban on Friday, 1st September, 2017.
“Mr. Fayose also delivered a politically-motivated speech at the Id ground. The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) strongly condemns Fayose’s action. It is highly sacrilegious and unduly provocative. It is Act I, Scene I in the Theatre of the Absurd.
“Governor Fayose cannot pretend to be a friend of Ekiti Muslims. He has delivered several anti-Muslim speeches and uttered several hate pronouncements targeted at Nigerian Muslims. His general attitude and body language to Muslims of Ekiti belie his status as the state governor.
“He has also demolished mosques out of sheer desire to eliminate all Islamic landmarks in Ekiti. So, who is Fayose deceiving?”