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Group petitions Makinde over brewing religious crisis in Oyo community

Some indigenes of Iseyin, under the umbrella of Ebedi Frontliners, Iseyin have petitioned Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to intervene in what they termed ‘a brewing religious crisis’ in Iseyin town before it results to killings and vandalization of properties.

Mrs Bolanle Ambode at the opening ceremony of OYSOWA’s National Women’s Summit, Oyo State

Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode & his wife, Bolanle (3rd right); Governor of Oyo State, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi & his wife, and chairman, Oyo State Officials’ Wives Association (OYSOWA), Florence (3rd left); Governor of State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (L); Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson (m); and Wife of the Governor of Edo State, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki (r) during the opening ceremony of OYSOWA’s National Women’s Summit, at Intl. Conference centre, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Wednesday, 6th December, 2017.

The Oyo State Government has declared Monday, June 12, 2017 as a work-free day.

In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Olalekan Alli, said that Governor Abiola Ajimobi approved Monday as work-free day to commemorate the annulment of the anniversary of the June 12, 1993 elections, which was generally believed to have been won by late Chief MKO Abiola.

The government said the anniversary was also in recognition and honour of the martyrdom of Chief Abiola, who laid down his life for Nigerians to enjoy the democratic dividends of today.

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