Election: We don’t want bloodshed in Edo primaries, says Chief Imam

The Chief Imam of Benin Central Mosque, Alhaji Abdufatah Enabulele, has said that the people of do not want bloodshed during the political parties primary in .

Enabulele said that this plea would include the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election coming up in June.

He the call while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Benin.

NAN that the APC governorship primaries would hold on June 22,  while that of Ondo state is to hold on July 20.

According to him, “The and Ondo are almost coming up at the same time, hence there is political tension in both states now due to their political differences.

“We are appealing that they should understand it is God that gives power, which as Muslims, we put them in prayers during the Ramadan.

also has big role to play in this regard. He is the commander-in-Chief of the Armed and he is the most senior leader of the (APC).

“The president must not silent, he should use his power and authority to ensure that there is equity and fair play during the primaries of these two states.

“Buhari should able to call all the parties involved to order so that there will peace and tranquility in Edo and Ondo states.

”For us in Edo, we have been enjoying peace and we want to continue in this regard,” Enebulele said.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had fixed the governorship election in Edo for Sept. 19, while that of Ondo state was fixed for Oct. 10. (NAN)