The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has vowed that the next President of Nigeria ought to be a Muslim from the South Western space of the nation.
The group questioning why no single Yoruba Muslim has ever dominated Nigeria since independence so far argued that every one Yoruba who has occupied the place have been Christians all alongside.
MURIC’s argument is contained in an announcement issued by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Friday, contending that Yoruba Muslims have been on the receiving end of political and non secular persecution for too prolonged.
It acknowledged throughout the curiosity of fairness and equity, it’s time to allow a Yoruba Muslim to occupy Nigeria’s major seat come 2023.
MURIC argued that even on the state diploma, Muslims throughout the South West have suffered marginalization throughout the appointment of Commissioners and completely different political positions by Governors of Ekiti, Oyo, Ondo, and Ogun.
Are Yoruba Muslims third-class or second-class residents? Are we not equal sooner than the laws?
“It is our sturdy notion that the narrative will solely change when a Yoruba Muslim occupies Aso Rock. Who feels it’s conscious of it,” MURIC acknowledged.
“Yorubas have been heads of state, president, and vice chairman nonetheless all people who acquired there have on a regular basis been Christians.
“So we now have had three Christians of Yoruba extraction in Aso Rock at completely completely different events. It is subsequently pure to ask why there hasn’t been any Yoruba Muslim politician in Aso Rock all these years, considerably from 1979 so far?
President Buhari’s tenure ends in 2023 and the South West is already warming up. Will it nonetheless be trustworthy for a further Christian from the South West to occupy Aso Rock come 2023?
“Our message to all political occasions is loud and clear. Yoruba Muslims isn’t going to help any non-Muslim presidential candidate put forward by any political social gathering. To our brothers throughout the North, we identify for solidarity for a Yoruba Muslim presidential candidate from any political social gathering,” he acknowledged.