There is hot disagreement in Eruwa, one of the towns in Ibarapa, Oyo state over who becomes the next Chief Imam of the town following the death of the former Chief Imam, Alhaji Yakub Adesina.
The crisis deepened when journalists in the state visited the Islamic community to clear the air on the matter after a group loyal to one of the contender, Alhaji Abdulkareem Oloore went to the media to announce him as the chosen candidate.
But while one of the Islamic leaders was explaining how a new Imam is installed, the group loyal to Alhaji Oloore walked out journalists stating that they are not aware of visitation and threatened to harm the visiting journalists if they did not to leave the venue.
However, the chairman selection committee, Alhaji Prince Rasheed Oyedokun said new Imam had not been selected noting that, there are four contenders for the vacant position in the town, namely: Alhaji Bilau Shittu, Alhaji Mudashiru Adedeji, Alhaji Abdul-Kareem Oloore and Alhaji Dauda Ajeigbe.
He said two among the contenders had been screened out leaving Alhaji Oloore and Alhaji Ajeigbe in contention.
He frowned at the false announcement that Alhaji Oloore has been selected.
“We are in the process of making a final selection of whom will become the chief Imam of Eruwa but we are surprised that some people have gone to the press to announce the selection of Oloore”.
Alhaji Oyedokun added that he was ashamed as a community leader and indigene of the town to witness the ugky development.