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Bickering: Chief Imam of Ebira to be contested -Gov Bello

The Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello on Sunday said the position of Chief Imam of Ebira land should be contested for.

News Hub Mag! reports that this is sequel to Friday leadership clash which left scores seriously injured at the Okene Central Mosque and subsequently disrupted the Jummat service.

News Hub Mag! recalls that the position of Chief Imam of Ebira land has created tension among some interested groups after the death of the former Chief Imam, late Alhaji Musa Galadama who died in April 2019.

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Since the death of the Chief Imam, the two prominent Islamic sets, Tijaniya and Izala, have been engaging in secret and now open confrontations over who should take over the leadership of the Okene central mosque.

However, in a meeting held with the leadership of both Islamic groups in Kogi Central at the Government House, Lokoja, to find a lasting solution to the crisis, Bello said the position will be contested for to pick a new Chief Imam of Ebira land.

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He also directed that the present acting Chief Imam, Sheik Salihu Abere, should continue acting till the election is conducted.

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