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Group Rejects Osun Govt Imposition of Chief Imam on Inisha Muslim Community

…says selection must be purely religious, not political

The lnisa Muslim Elites Association, IMEA has decried and rejected the alleged move of the Osun State government imposing one Abdulakeem Jamiu as the Chief lmam of lnisha Central mosque.

It would be recalled that leadership tussle began to rock the lnisha Central mosque, two years ago, as a result of two different factions laying claim to the position of lmamship after the demise of the former Chief lmam.

The leadership tussle eventually led to
litigation before a State High Court sitting in Ikirun, where the two factons were both restrained from leading prayers in the mosque pending the determination of the suit before the court.

However, while addressing a press conference in Osogbo on Wednesday, the Association alleged the state government and other stakeholders of legal abuse following government’s announcement of one Abdulakeem Jamiu as the Chief Imam of the Central Mosque.

The Muslim Elites group maintained that the selection process should be in consonance with the dictates of the Holy Qur’an, Hadith and Sunnah and without any form of secular or political interference.

It cautioned the State government to steer clear the selection process of Chief lmam for the Central mosque to prevent crisis within Ummah, the religious circle and the town at large..

The Association also implored the traditional ruler of Inisa, League of Imams and Alfas in the state to desist from interfering in the selection process of Chief Imam of the Central Mosque to avoid causing more crisis in the town


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