In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, September, 2020

Conventional Worshippers Stage Protest In Ibadan, Needs Gov Makinde To Handle Discrimination And Grant Public Holidays

Traditional Worshippers Stage Protest In Ibadan, Wants Gov Makinde To Address Discrimination And Grant Public Holidays

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The Protest

Conventional worshippers below the aegis of Conventional Faith Worshippers’ Affiliation, Oyo State chapter, Tuesday, staged a peaceable protest over what they termed discrimination towards the physique by the state authorities.

The worshippers, who staged the protest on the entrance of the Oyo State Authorities Secretariat complicated, carried placards with numerous inscriptions as: “Cease discrimination towards conventional faith,Oyo is a secular state, cease discrimination,” and others.

Additionally they appealed to the Muslims, Christians and others to hitch them in interesting to the state authorities to grant their request of granting public holidays for them.

The Common Secretary of the affiliation within the state, Dr Fayemi Fakayode, who spoke on behalf of others, stated the federal government ought to look into their plight and handle their agitations, including that at any time when election got here, politicians promised them heaven and earth however neglect the group instantly after attending to the workplace.

His phrases: “We’re gathered right here at the moment to make our plight identified to everyone in Oyo State. This peaceable demonstration is necessitated by the angle of the Oyo State Authorities below the management of Engineer Seyi Makinde to the practitioners of Yoruba Conventional Faith on this state.”

“The current administration below Engineer Seyi Makinde has refused to offer the practitioners of Yoruba Conventional Faith in Oyo State viewers regardless of in search of the eye of the previous by the latter by way of letters, like his predecessors, the previous has exempted the letter within the cupboard and has denied the latter any sort of recognition, therefore, our questioning justice and fairness because the bedrock of democracy within the case of Oyo State.”

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“As if the discrimination we’re struggling shouldn’t be sufficient, the state authorities has additionally been depriving us our constitutional proper of getting public holidays.”

“We hereby implore the Muslim neighborhood in Oyo State, Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) and different stakeholders on this state, within the spirit of spiritual fairness, to hitch us in our enchantment to Oyo State Authorities to cease her recreation of discrimination, neglect, relegation and frustration towards practitioners of Yoruba Conventional Religions in Oyo State.”

“The general public holidays we’re agitating for are 5 starting from Could 15th for Ela competition, first Saturday of June and Friday that precedes it for a pilgrimage to our land of Otu-Ife and 20th August which Oyo State Home of Meeting has already moved the movement for since February 2017 now awaiting government consent.”

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