Ekiti State Governor,Ayo Fayose, has assured that his administration would not discriminate against any religion in the state.
He also assured that Muslims could occupy any political positions in the state including governorship.
The governor stated this while distributing Sallah rams to some Muslims in Ekiti for the eid-el-Kabir celebrations. Distributing the rams to Imams and other top dignitaries, Fayose said that he won’t allow himself to be dragged into playing politics with religion in the state.
The governor urged Muslims to prevent themselves from being used as instruments of politics by desperate politicians , who are bent to malign his government at every slightest opportunity.
“I won’t allow anybody to drag me into playing politics with religion. What I am doing today is a demonstration of love and support for the Muslims. I am not that kind of a leader who does things with religious interest.
“I will do same to Christians at Cristmas exactly what I am doing to Muslims today. Ekiti is one whether you are Muslims or Christian and this is the spirit I want all of us to imbibe .
“In my actions and conducts, every Ekiti man knows that I am going to relate with you whether you are a Christian or Muslim. The two are the same. I have no preference for either of the two. I am the governor today and if Muslims get there tomorrow, we will all support him.
“The Chancellor of the Ekiti State University and Alara of Aramoko Ekiti, Oba Olu Adeyemi is a Muslim. The Special Adviser Political, Alhaji Ademola Bello is a Muslim and many that had appointed into boards, which I won’t like to play up.”
Fayose urged Muslims to continue to live in harmony and always think ogf one Nigeria, regardless of where they stay or live.