Muslims reject ‘imposition’ of clerics on central mosque in Iwo

A mammoth crowd of Muslim faithful on Wednesday thronged to the streets of Iwo Community in Osun State to protest the imposition of clerics to run the affairs of Central Mosque.

They marched from different parts of the community and converged on the central mosque via the Iwo Palace.

The crowd grounded vehicular movement.

They objected to the imposition some clerics on the Central Mosque.

The protest was led by the leader of Muslims, Iwo Land, Alhaji Liadi Tela.

He was accompanied by the Chief Imam, AbdulFatai Olododo, Sheihk Hashim Ejalonibu, Sheihk AbdulMumeen Akinlewa, Sheihk AbdulMutalib Akinlade and Sheihk Mahbub Adedimeji.

The protesters bore placards with several inscriptions.

Some of the placards read: “Ogundokun is not Iwo central mosque BOT Chairman”, “Ogundokun risk contempt of court”, “Oluwo is the BOT chairman of Iwo Central mosque”, “No judgement empowers Ogundokun to appoint officers for Central mosque”, ” Court never appoint Alhaji Adio as cleric in-charge of Central Mosque”, and others.

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