The Chief Imam of Benin Central Mosque, Abdufatah Enabulele, says the people of Edo State do not want bloodshed during the upcoming party primaries and governorship election.
He made this plea on Monday regarding the All Progressives Congress primary scheduled to hold in the state in June.
The APC governorship primary would hold on June 22 in Edo State, while that of Ondo State would hold on July 20.
“The Edo and Ondo elections 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.
“The President must not be 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 be able to call all the parties involved to order so that there will be peace and tranquillity in Edo and Ondo States.
”For us in Edo, we have been enjoying the peace and we want to continue in this regard,” Enebulele said.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had fixed the governorship election in Edo State for September 19, while that of Ondo State was fixed for October 10.