APC Accuses PDP of Igniting Religious Tension in Edo

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APC Accuses PDP of Igniting Religious
Tension in Edo
By Elom Victor Innocent
The Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has pointed accusing fingers at Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for promoting religious tension ahead of the September 19 governorship election. The party frowned at the reaction of the PDP to the honorary Itsemakohna title (‘This is our Own’) conferred on Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu by the Otaru of Auchi, Alhaji Aliru Momoh, Ikelebe III.
The opposition said the PDP’s uncomplementary remarks about the conferment was a slap on Christians and an attempt to introduce RUGA to Edo State.
APC Media Campaign Council chairman John Mayaki said PDP was insensitive to the cultural and religious diversities in the state.
However, this did not go down well with Obaseki’s camp as his media aide, Mr. Crusoe Osagie insisted the PDP has promoted religious harmony in Edo more than the APC. Mayaki said in a statement that Auchi, which is in the northern part of Edo State, popularly called the Afemai or Afenmai region, is a predominantly Muslim area under the traditional leadership of the Otaru of Auchi, Alhaji Aliru Momoh, Ikelebe
III.
He said this fact has been respected by the people of Edo for a long time, adding that the state has been able to live in harmony despite these religious differences due to this mutual respect.
Mayaki added:”The conferment of the Itsemakohna title on Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as explained by the candidate himself, was a mark of honor indicative of his level of acceptance in all parts of Edo State.


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