The PDP, in a statement issued in Osogbo, the state capital, by its spokesperson, Prince Diran Odeyemi, premised its call on what it tagged: “embarrassment and the insincerity of Governor Aregbesola over the hijab issue which is a diversionary tactic to cover up his mismanagement of the state human and material resources”
The party in the state noted that even at the peak of Boko Haram activities when churches and mosques were under severe attack by the insurgents, Christians and Muslims in the country were not divided and still cohabit in all the states of the federation.
“But since hijab became an issue under Aregbesola’s administration in Osun, Christian Association of Nigeria CAN and Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA), have taken different positions and this portend great danger for the harmonious co-existence of people of different faith and denominations in the country.
“PDP is particularly happy that the issue of hijab has exposed to the entire country the character of Osun State governor and his divide and rule system of diverting people’s attention against his inadequate knowledge of governance and total mismanagement of the state” the party said.
It therefore warned all the stakeholders in the affairs of the country not to allow petty politics dominate common sense in handling the festering issue of hijab in Osun public schools, adding that; “If the issue is not well managed, Aregbesola’s confusion may spread to other states just like the payment of half salary to workers which has now spread to other states.
“Is the Federal Government aware that Osun no longer uses 6-3-3-4 system of education nor sing the National Anthem which are the first misstep of Aregbesola’s administration. Schools were lumped together under the guise of reclassification, several strange initiatives such as same uniform for all schools in the state, obnoxious and double taxation and other policies that confused rather than enhanced governance were introduced just to benefit few Lagos based individuals and sponsors,’’ the statement added.