Islamic group hinders Oro festival in Oyo town
Another crisis is in the offing in Iseyin, Oyo State as an Islamic group moves to stop the Oro adherents from celebrating her annual festival.
A socio-political interest group, Ebedi Frontliners, Iseyin has appealed to Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde to intervene in the alleged religious crisis brewing in Iseyin town.
The group said this in their letter to the governor on Monday, following an alleged attempt by an Islamic group in the town to prevent them from celebrating Oro festival.
They referred to a suit filed by the sect in which the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Ganiy Adekunle, the traditional council of Iseyin Local Government Area and the leader of Oro sect in Iseyin are the respondents.
In the suit, the Islamic group is seeking an injunction to stop the celebration of the festival fixed for September 22.
The Publicity Director of the group, Segun Fasasi, said the move was aimed at creating religious crisis in the community.
The group urged the governor to look into the case and order the security agencies to be on the alert to avert a breakdown of law and order by those they described as intolerant of other people’s religion.