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MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by Dorischuks: 8:30am On Jun 27, 2019
CHRISTIAN STATE: CALL WIKE TO ORDER NOW

PRESS RELEASE:
CHRISTIAN STATE: CALL WIKE TO ORDER NOW

The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, declared two days ago that the state is a Christian State. The governor made the statement during a crusade organized by the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Church in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State.

However, an Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on stakeholders in the Nigerian project to call Wike to order. In a press statement distributed on Thursday, 27th June, 2019, MURIC described the governor’s statement as audacious, unguarded and reckless. The statement was signed by the Director of the organization, Professor Ishaq Akintola.

“At a time when Nigeria is facing religious and ethnic crises, a state governor still has the temerity to declare his state a Christian state. Wike is short in intellect, long in impunity. It is not his first time of making this pronouncement. We ignored him the first time because we did not want to dignify him with a response. But he has just exposed himself as an analogue governor with a triangular approach to all problems: religion, violence and impunity. Wike cannot think outside this triangular box.

“At a time when religious fanaticism is on the rise and the authorities are cautioning Nigerians to be moderate, a state governor is running loose with reckless statements like, ‘I repeat once again without apologies, Rivers is a Christian state. That is why nobody can touch us’.

“This is nothing but articulated demagoguery. It is audacious, preposterous and myopic. It is also a dangerous precedent. Nonetheless, Wike’s statement must also be seen as meaningless unless he can establish Canon law for his ‘Christian State’. That is the challenge we like to throw at Governor Wike. He should promulgate canon law without any hesitation, otherwise all his boasts amount to nothing. They are empty.

“Is Rivers the only state with Christian majority? Wike should learn from the moderate stance of the governors of Cross Rivers, Delta, Enugu, Anambra, Ebonyi, etc on the issue of religion. Wike is perpetuating a culture of acrobatic religiousity. He is playing on the intelligence of the good people of Rivers State and lending credence to Karl Marx’s view of religion as opium of the people. He is brandishing state-sponsored religiousity to cover his gross ineptitude.

“The spate of crime in Rivers State is an indictment on Wike. Cult-killing is on the rise. Kidnapping has become an obsession. Youth restiveness is everywhere in the state. But all these are by-products of mass unemployment. This is what Wike should face.

“He should be thinking of empowering the youth. Where are the roads built by Wike? What is the state of Rivers’ schools? Are there drugs in the hospitals? What are the rates of infant and maternal mortality in Rivers State? Port Harcourt is one of the most expensive places to live in Nigeria. How can Wike bring relief to the residents? It is high time Wike focused on governance and stopped propagating motor-park doctrine, manifesting ‘agbero’ faculty and exhibiting ‘bolekaja’ mentality.

“Nonetheless, Wike’s statement must also be seen as meaningless unless he can establish Canon law for his ‘Christian State’. That is the challenge we like to throw at Governor Wike. He should promulgate canon law without any hesitation, otherwise all his boasts amount to nothing. They are empty. Wike’s Christian state is a red herring

“Where is Wike’s constitutional backing? Section 10 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria clearly prohibits state religion. It says, 'The Government of the Federation or of a State shall not adopt any religion as a State Religion.' Wike’s declaration is therefore ultra vires. It is null, void and of no consequence whatsoever.

“It is illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional for any governor to declare his state a Christian or an Islamic state. For the avoidance of doubt, a clear difference must be seen between Wike’s declaration and the introduction of Shariah in parts of the North. The state legislatures of states where Shariah was introduced followed due process. The governors did not just wake up one day and make arbitrary declarations.

“In any case, there is also a world of difference between declaring a state an Islamic state and merely introducing Shariah to be used by the Muslim population. That is why several parts of the United Kingdom, the United States and some Western countries have introduced Shariah for their minority Muslim populations without necessarily declaring those countries Islamic nations.

“But where are the secularists? Where are those who claim that Nigeria is a secular state? Why is it that only Muslims are taken up when they make declarations bordering on religious particularism? Why are they silent now? Is this not selective judgement? Must we always behave a la Animal Farm? Our self-righteous public commentators and human rights lawyers would have brought heaven down if any Muslim governor made a similar statement. Why are we like this? Who placed a curse on Nigeria? Well known critics who fail to speak on Wike’s recent pronouncement should bury their heads in shame.

“Before we take a break, we remind Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State that specialisation necessitates division of labour. He should, therefore, concentrate on governance which is the job for which he was elected and leave evangelization and fire-brand crusade to Christian clerics. Wike should improve the security situation in order to attract investors and tourists. We appeal to stakeholders in the Nigerian project to call Wike to order.”

Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Director,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)

http://muslimrightsmuric./2019/06/christian-state-call-wike-to-order-now.html?m=1

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by QueenSekxy(f): 8:37am On Jun 27, 2019
Stupid and idiotic terrorist.

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by AlomoReloaded: 8:38am On Jun 27, 2019
This ishaq akintoto most times talks like someone that sucks sheep breast milk. This man will either turn full terrorist or won't have qualms sponsoring terrorists.

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by NigeriaIsDoomed: 8:40am On Jun 27, 2019
Terrorists! Thunder kee them dier

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by IamD18: 8:42am On Jun 27, 2019
Nigeria is a CHRISTIAN NATION.


Any religious fanatic who isn't in support of my statement should fvck off!!


Violent-proned religious fanatics who derives orgasm from beheading people.

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by Chibuzoc(m): 8:45am On Jun 27, 2019
It high time we start practicing Christian law in Christian states just like the do up north in the name of sharia law

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by Jayslicky: 8:45am On Jun 27, 2019
Islamic terrorist!!!!
When you hear Allah Akbar please run faster than Usain bolt.

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by Elexdallas(m): 8:50am On Jun 27, 2019
Lol, more than 70% Nigerians are illiterates.
The fight should be making this nation great and number one in Africa not making it the most religious and yet poverty headquarters in the world.
Mtcheww. I believe Muslims has ruled this country more than Christians and see were their leadership brought us.
Omo mk all of una pack one side so we go mk the nation great Biko

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by Nobody: 8:50am On Jun 27, 2019
These states are Christian states in Nigeria m

Abia, Anambra,Edo,delta,ondo,imo,lagos,enugu,river,benue,cross river, bayelsa, , plateau,ogun,akwa ibom,ekiti,ebonyi.

Christian in Kaduna, Adamawa, Bauchi, borno, yobe, Kano , Niger, nassarawa, kogi, kwara aren't left out

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by helinues: 8:50am On Jun 27, 2019
Mumuric and Wike are both reckless

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by Lionsbet: 8:50am On Jun 27, 2019
ISIS activities in the desert regions of West Africa backed by indigenous loyalists. ISWAP and Boko-Haram activities in the North East.

Terrorism everywhere, Islam is a like a menace.

Wike is my man! Spread the word, Rivers is a Christian state, Fvck the terrorists mehn!

See my signature to sign up on the best betting platform in Nigeria.

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by NigerianMan: 8:50am On Jun 27, 2019
MURIC AGAIN!!! shocked shocked shocked

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by Imoh555(m): 8:50am On Jun 27, 2019
Islam is not and can never be a religion of piss they are just rebels hiding under a stale and backward religion

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by Olukat(m): 8:50am On Jun 27, 2019
angry ...and hail Zamfara as Islamic state. Nonsense!

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by Timmypromise(m): 8:50am On Jun 27, 2019
Fulani and muric tormenting East
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Hope it is not what am thinking
#Take or die

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by dukie25: 8:50am On Jun 27, 2019
Idiot MURIC, is Sokoto a Christian state?

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by sloye5(m): 8:51am On Jun 27, 2019
Naija and religion

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by Hisxellency: 8:51am On Jun 27, 2019
You guys should go to his office and tell him to his face.. I don't need anybody to disturb me this early morning with 'pissful' religious issue! I'm not feeling fine abeg

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by Nobody: 8:51am On Jun 27, 2019
Islam is a religion of terrorism.we don't want it here.

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by Mizwisdom(f): 8:52am On Jun 27, 2019
But they declared Zamfara a sharia state plus other Northern states.

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by chibike69: 8:52am On Jun 27, 2019
Chibuzoc:
It high time we start practicing Christian law in Christian states just like the do up north in the name of sharia law

no mind that yeye people

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by zeusdgrt(m): 8:52am On Jun 27, 2019
Chibuzoc:
It high time we start practicing Christian law in Christian states just like the do up north in the name of sharia law
Better

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by nairalee(m): 8:52am On Jun 27, 2019
I'm a Christian but truth be told if it were a northern Governor that declared his state an Islamic state we all will shout Islamization, Jihad etc.

Wike prolly meant well but we have to be guided in our utterances cos intention may differ from perception

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by davillian(m): 8:52am On Jun 27, 2019
This stupid muric
They have so much problem in the north to fix
But will leave their own problem and be disturbing other places

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Re: MURIC Blasts Governor Wike For Declaring Rivers Christian State by Benekruku(m): 8:52am On Jun 27, 2019
Insensitivity of Wike

When you lake a cultist a Governor, What do you expect!

Such statement shouldn't be coming out from a Governor.

Its sensitive and common reasoning should have cautioned him if it was installed.

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