The Elegboro of Ijebu-Jesa, Oba (Engr.) Moses Oluwafemi Agunsoye has called on citizens and residents of Egboroland to give room to peace and unity during the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.
Oba Agunsoye gave the fatherly advice at the Eid praying ground on Saturday as he joined hundreds of Muslim faithful to celebrate the 2022 Eid Kabir.
The monarch also used the occasion to pray fervently for divine protection, sound health, and abundance of God’s goodness upon the people of the land. He also prayed for Osun State as the election holds in few days.
Speaking to journalists after the two Rakkah prayers, the Abikehin-Ekun emphasised that every citizens of eligible age has the right to vote the candidate of his/her choice without fear or intimidation. He urged the youths never to allow themselves to be used to foment troubles in the land of their birth as doing so will only make them wage wars against their own brothers and kinsmen.
Oba Agunsoye also warned political actors not to import evil mercenaries into the peaceful town during the election. He noted that there has been arrangements to offer prayers for protection, peace and development in the coming days leading to the election. Kabiyesi added that the prayer sessions will involve the three major religions in the land.
In his sermon at the Eid ground, the Deputy Chief Imam and Mufasir of Ijebu-Jesa Central Mosque, Alhaji Mukail Adebayo Komolafe reiterated the need to live by the tenets of Islam and for service to God and humanity. He emphasised the essence of associating with successful minded individuals in one’s journey to greatness in life.
Speaking further, the Mufasir enjoined residents of Ijebu-Jesa to conduct themselves peacefully during the coming gubernatorial election in the state. He added that the election does not worth the blood of anybody. He advised individuals to go cast their vote and return to their various homes while waiting for the results. He also advised politicians to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship and see every contest as a game of chance.
The Eid-el-Kabir festivities continued afterwards as the train moved to the palace of Elegboro where the Council of Chiefs were hosted to a luncheon by the Muslim community.
On the entourage of the Elegboro to the Eid praying ground were Olori Omolara Agunsoye, HRH Oba Adebisi Owoeye, Olodogo of Odogo-Ijesa, High Chief Adedeji Fasosin, Saba of Egboroland and his wife, Chief (Mrs) Abiodun Fasosin. Other members of the Elegboro Council of Chiefs include the Sapaye, Yeye Risa, Yeye Keta, Yeye Dofin, Yeye Saba, Yeye Saloro, Yeye Segbua, Iyaloja, Baale Oja Nla, Loogun Iloro and Otun Emese.