The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has condemned the feedback by the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) on the listing of 20 Justices-designate by the Federal Judicial Service Fee (FJSC).
Salisu Shehu, Deputy Secretary-Normal, in a press release on Tuesday, stated the Christian management in Nigeria had confirmed its “morbid hatred for Islam and Muslims” over time.
Shehu famous that CAN has continued to show its capability for harmful mischief, dexterous use of scurrilous propaganda and predilection for being economical with the reality as a part of the sinister technique of heating up the polity anytime a Muslim is on the helm of affairs.
NSCIA stated it will not permit the “serial falsehood of CAN and its propensity for character assassination of individuals” primarily based on their non secular identification to face.
The Muslim leaders regretted that CAN joined authorities critics to say that 13 of the 20 not too long ago shortlisted Justices are from the North and are Muslims.
Shehu stated although the President of the Courtroom of Enchantment, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, defined that the process adopted due course of and was accomplished with out desire for tribe or affiliation, mischief-makers, ethnic jingoists and spiritual bigots resorted to blackmail.
NSCIA identified that the Justices of the Courtroom of Enchantment (JCAs) are 70. In a breakdown, the physique stated the North with 19 states has 34, whereas the South with 17 states has 36.
“The South thus has extra JCAs than the North. Out of the 36 JCAs from the South West (the place Muslims are a majority), South East and South-South ( each of which Muslims have appreciable indigenous populations), all of the JCAs are Christians apart from Justice Habeeb Adewale Abiru of Lagos State and Justice Mistura Bolaji-Yusuf of Oyo State.
“However within the three geo-political zones of the North the place Muslims are predominant, there are 34 JCAs out of which 15 are Christians. In different phrases, the North East has 4 Muslim JCAs and seven Christians, the North Central has 6 Muslim JCAs and seven Christians whereas the North West has 9 Muslim JCAs and 1 Christian JCA. Of the 36 from the South, solely 2 are Muslims.”
NSCIA gave names and particulars of the Justices as follows: 1. Joseph S. Ikyegh Benue North Central Christian; 2. Patricia A. Mahmoud Benue North Central Christian; 3. Stephen Jonah Adah Kogi North Central Christian; 4. S. T. Hussaini Kogi North Central Muslim; 5. Ahmad O. Belgore Kwara North Central Muslim; 6. M. N. Oniyangi Kwara North Central Muslim; 7. F. A. Ojo Kwara North Central Christian; 8. Ridwan M. Abdullahi Nasarawa North Central Muslim; 9. J. Abungada Nasarawa North Central Christian; 10. Amina Wambai Niger North Central Muslim; 11. M. B. Idris Niger North Central Muslim; 12. PCA Monica Dongban- Mensem Plateau North Central Christian; 13. Jummai H. Sankey North Central Christian./ Whole North Central: 7 Christians, 6 Muslims.
Others: 14. A. M. Talba Adamawa North East Muslim; 15. Hussein Mukhtar Bauchi North East Muslim; 16. Haruna S.Tsammani Bauchi North East Christian; 17. Bitrus G.Sanga Bauchi North East Christian; 18. A. G. Mshelia Borno North East Christian; 19. Ibrahim S. Bdliya Borno North East Christian; 20. Hamma Barka Gombe North East Christian; 21. Y. B. Nimpar Gombe North East Christian; 22. Mohammed Danjuma Taraba North East Christian; 23. I. A. Andenyangtso Taraba North East Christian; 24 Mohammed Mustapha Borno North East Muslim./ Whole North East: 8 Christians, 3 Muslims.
Others: 25. Ali Abubakar Gumel Jigawa North West Muslim; 26. Muhammed L. Shuaibu Jigawa North West Muslim; 27. Abubakar Dati Yahaya Kaduna North West Muslim; 28. James S. Abiriyi Kaduna North West Christian; 29. T. Y. Hassan Kano North West Muslim; 30. A. M. Bayero Kano North West Muslim; 31. Abubakar Sadiq Umar Kebbi North West Muslim; 32. Jamilu Y. Tukur Katsina North West Muslim; 33. A. M. Lamido Sokoto North West Muslim; 34. B. B. Aliyu Zamfara North West Muslim. / Whole North West: 1 Christian, 9 Muslims. / Subtotal (Northern States): 16 Christians, 18 Muslims.
Others: 35. Raphael C. Agbo Enugu South East Christian; 36. U.I Ndukwe- Anyanwu Anambra South East Christian; 37. Chidi N. Uwa Abia South East Christian; 38. C. E. Nwosu-Iheme Imo South East Christian; 39. T.N Orji-Abadua Imo South East Christian; 40. Obande F. Ogbuinya Ebonyi South East Christian; 41. Uchechukwu Onyemanam Ebonyi South East Christian; 42. Onyekachi A. Otisi Abia South East Christian; 43. C.I. Jombo-Ofo Abia South East Christian; 44. Paul O. Elechi Ebonyi South East Christian; 45. Ugochukwu A. Ogakwu Enugu South East Christian./ Whole South East: 11 Christians, 0 Muslim.
Others: 46. Ignatius I. Agube Cross River South-South Christian; 47. Rita N. Pemi Delta South-South Christian; 48. Ita George Mbaba Akwa Ibom South-South Christian; 49. Moore A. A. Adumein Bayelsa South-South Christian; 50 O. O. Daniel-Kalio Rivers South-South Christian; 51. Fatima O. Akinbami Edo South-South Christian; 52. Biobele A. George will Rivers South-South Christian; 53. Frederick O. Oho Delta South-South Christian; 54. Joseph E. Ekanem Akwa Ibom South-South Christian; 55. Abimbola O. Obaseki-Adejumo Edo South-South Christian 56 Boloukuromo M. Ugo Bayelsa South-South Christian; 57. Ebiowei Tobi Delta South South Christian./ Whole South-South: 12 Christians, 0 Muslim.
Others: 58. Jimi O. Bada Osun South West Christian; 59. Oyebisi F. Omoleye Ekiti South West Christian; 60 Mojeed A. Owoade Oyo South West Christian; 61. A. O. Lokolo-Sodipe Ogun South West Christian; 62. Isaiah O. Akeju Ekiti South West Christian; 63. Tunde O. Awotoye Osun South West Christian; 64. Habeeb A. O. Abiru Lagos South West Muslim; 65. Peter O. Ige Oyo South West Christian; 66. O. A. Adefope- Okojie Ogun South West Christian; 67 Mistura O. Bolaji- Oyo South West Muslim Yusuf; 68. E. O. Williams – Dawudu Lagos South West Christian; 69. Joseph O. Oyewole Osun South West Christian; 70. Gabriel O. Kolawole Osun South West Christian./ Whole South West: 11 Christians, 2 Muslims.
Subtotal (Southern States): 34 Christians, 2 Muslims Subtotal (the Northern States plus FCT): 16 Christians, 18 Muslims Grand Whole of all JCAs: 50 Christians (71.4%), 20 Muslims (28.6%)
NSCIA added that CAN’s declare of marginalisation is a blatant lie, a deliberate distortion and a devilish technique of shedding crocodile tears whereas flogging Muslims with bare-faced oppression and systemic repression in Nigeria.