Christians, Muslims and Traditionalists in Iwo, Osun State, held a unity concert to support Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s efforts to promote religious harmony.
Adherents of the three religions gathered at Iwo Town Hall, singing songs of unity and dancing.
Coordinator of the concert Apostle Dipo Okeyomi said Governor Rauf Aregbesola has demonstrated his love for all religions and urged the people to support him.
Okeyomi said: “The governor is not a religious bigot. As the son of an archbishop, I attended a Muslim school where I interacted with many Muslims who remain my friends till today. This is exactly what the governor wants to do by making children of all religions to attend schools together, eat together and live together, thereby promoting harmony.”
He said the violence in some parts of the North is traceable to the failure of Muslim and Christian children to interact in schools.
Okeyomi urged adherents of the three religions to see themselves as partners in progress.
The concert, which would be taken round major towns, will be rounded off with a grand finale on Sunday in Osogbo, the state capital.
Iwo Local Government Caretaker Chairman Alhaji Kamorudeen Alao described the huge turn out of people as an indication that they were ready to live together in peace.
Kamorudeen urged them to reelect Aregbesola in August.