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Bodija praying ground: We’ll treat you like Bola Ige – Islamic group tells Makinde

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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has stated that the Muslim group in Oyo State will patiently wait until 2023 and guarantee Governor Seyi Makinde doesn’t return for a second time period.

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The group stated this whereas debunking Makinde’s declare that one of many mosques within the state, the Bodija Mosque, was constructed on a part of the land earmarked for a recreation centre.

MURIC had earlier accused Makinde of beginning a scientific, well-rehearsed and gradual elimination of Islamic landmarks within the state.

The group made the accusation after it was reported that the State Authorities had earmarked a Muslim ‘Id praying floor located at Bodija, Ibadan, for the development of a recreation centre.

And in response to MURIC’s declare, the Governor, by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, stated that ‘a part of the land which was designed as a recreation centre because the creation of Bodija Property was used to construct a mosque and a church’.

MURIC described the Governor’s assertion as false, including that Bodija Muslims purchased the land on which the mosque was constructed and had additionally engaged the electrical energy authorities to relocate the stress wires on the land.

MURIC’s assertion, which was signed by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, was issued on Monday.

“The governor claimed that ‘A part of the land which was designed as a recreation centre because the creation of Bodija Property was used to construct a mosque and a church.

“This can be a blatant lie. The governor has made it look as if the Oyo State Authorities gave the Muslims the parcel of land on which Bodija mosque was constructed,” the assertion added.

MURIC additional accused Makinde of making an attempt to divert the eye from the Muslim praying floor to the mosque whereas the difficulty in competition is the previous.

The Islamic rights group stated that its earlier accusation in opposition to the governor was that he was making an attempt to grab the Muslim praying floor and never the mosque, questioning why Makinde is popping the matter spherical.

“We is not going to enable Makinde to play the sport based on his personal guidelines. So we aren’t discussing the mosque,” MURIC stated.

The group stated that Makinde shot himself within the foot by making an attempt to manoeuver his means out of the query, including that he inadvertently admitted that he’s constructing a recreation centre.

“Mr. Governor Sir, in what location are you constructing your recreation centre? Is it not on the Muslim praying floor? However that was precisely what we accused you of doing. Statements like ‘The brand new development is not going to in any means tamper with the prevailing mosque within the space’ shouldn’t be solely diversionary. It’s deceitful. Nigerians usually are not fools,” MURIC added.

“Makinde is just afraid of his personal shadow as a result of MURIC has by no means been identified to foment hassle.”

MURIC famous that the one language that politicians similar to Makinde perceive ‘is the following election’, “Oyo State Muslims spoke to the late Bola Ige within the language he understood. The latter misplaced his second time period election.

“Oyo State Muslim Neighborhood will converse to Makinde within the language he understands. The clock is ticking,” the group threatened.

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