Nigerians Should Hold Aregbesola Responsible for Osun Hijab Crisis – PDP

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Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo

Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said Nigerians should hold Governor Rauf Aregbesola responsible if more damage is done to the state’s education system through the brewing crisis over the wearing of hijab in public schools by female Muslim students.

The party said in a statement issued in Osogbo by its image-maker, Prince Diran Odeyemi, that Muslims and Christians in Osun state have coexisted long before now without crises and blamed the rising tension on Governor Aregbesola, whom it accused of a grand plan to destabilise the state for some political reasons.

Odeyemi noted that the state education and other sectors have suffered enough under the watch of Aregbesola, warning that stoking religious disharmony over students’ uniforms may be the last straw that broke the camel’s back if the governor is not cautioned.

Going through memory lane, Odeyemi said right from the reign of the first executive governor of the state, Alhaji Isiaka Adeleke to the period of Chief Bisi Akande and the seven years tenure of Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Odeyemi queried why the matter of students’ uniform should suddenly becoming an issue polarising the state along religious lines.

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