Traditional worshippers in Oyo State have praised Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola for declaring a work-free day to commemorate World Isese Day in the state.
The governor has shown enough boldness in supporting the Yoruba heritage, according to a statement signed by the Chairman, Traditional Worshippers Association, Oyo State Chapter, Surveyor Adefabi Dasola Fadiran, and the State Secretary, Mogaji (Dr.) Fakayode Fayemi Fatunde, after a press briefing on Thursday in preparation for the 2021 Isese Day in Ibadan.
Every year on the 20th of August, traditional worshippers around the world celebrate the 2021 Isese Day Festival.
The group attributed the peaceful atmosphere in Osun State to the governor’s respect for all religious tenets and beliefs in the state, which allowed residents to coexist peacefully, claiming that some other governors in the South-West have shown more religious and ethnic bigotry than President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We all call President Buhari a bigot because he is sentimental about a particular religion and tribe, but our Yoruba governors are following in his footsteps.
“We appreciate Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s gesture of declaring an Isese Day holiday for traditional worshippers. He has demonstrated that he is a Yoruba man. “