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MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by etokhana: 11:01am On Jun 07
MURIC CLARIFIES STATEMENT ON YORUBA MUSLIM PRESIDENT

7th June, 2021

PRESS RELEASE:

MURIC CLARIFIES STATEMENT ON YORUBA MUSLIM PRESIDENT


Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), which recently declared that Nigeria’s next president must be a Yoruba Muslim, has clarified its position. According to the group, its demand is hinged on the condition that the political parties zone the presidency to the South West. MURIC said it will not oppose a Christian candidate if the post is zoned to any other zone.

This was made known to newsmen in a statement issued on Monday, 7th June, 2021 by the director of the human rights organisation, Professor Ishaq Akintola.

“Some stakeholders have misunderstood our statement concerning our demand for a Yoruba Muslim president come 2023. They wrongly assume that we do not want a Christian president at all. That is not correct. We have therefore seen the need for us to clarify our statement

“Our true position is this. We want a Yoruba Muslim to be the next president if the presidency is zoned to the region by political parties. So there is a proviso and the key word is ‘if’. MURIC is not a fanatical group. We do not have a problem with a Christian president. This is a democracy and Nigeria is a multi-religious nation. So we are not opposed to a Christian emerging as president at any time so long as he respects the rights of Muslims.

“Our grouse is with the system in the South West. It is an open secret that Christians dominate the education sector in the South West. Although Muslims form majority of the mainstream population, the Christians constitute the majority among the elite class. That is why the civil service is fully in the hands of the Christians while the Muslims are an overwhelming majority among the artisans and traders in Yorubaland. This situation can be traced back to the British Christian colonial masters who manipulated the education system in favour of Christianity.

“Now we all know that artisans and traders do not make policies and decisions. It is civil servants who control the destiny of the citizens. The school teachers in the South West also dance to the tune of the influential Christian leaders in the civil service to harass, frustrate and oppress Muslim children in the schools.

“The Christians who control the civil service are so intolerant and self-centered that they victimise Muslims at any given opportunity. They are not willing to share the paraphernalia of political power, administrative influence and citizens’ rights and priviledges with their Muslim neighbours.

“This explains the cassu belli for MURIC’s demand for the emergence of a Yoruba Muslim president at the centre. Successive Federal administrations have paid no attention to the complaints of marginalisation and persecution lodged by Yoruba Muslims. It is our belief that a Yoruba Muslim president will hear the cries of Yoruba Muslims because he will know and understand the setting whereas a Christian president emerging from the same South West will make matters worse for Yoruba Muslims.

“For the avoidance of doubts, therefore, MURIC is not saying Christians cannot be president in 2023. We are only wary about such a Christian candidate being a Yoruba. The reason for our opposition to the emergence of a Yoruba Muslim president is two-fold.

“One, Yoruba Christians do not give their Muslim neighbours their Allah-given fundamental human rights. Examples abound in the way female Muslim children are persecuted in Yoruba schools, particularly over hijab and their refusal to allow their fellow Yoruba Muslims to apply civil Shariah which does not affect Christians in any way. We are reluctant to come under the presidency of people who do not respect our civil liberties.

“Two, Yoruba Christians have been military head of state and president (Mathew Olusegun Obasanjo, 1976 – 1979, 1999 – 2007), interim head of state (Earnest Shonekan, August 1993 – November 1993) and vice president (Professor Yemi Osinbajo, 2015 to date) but no single Yoruba Muslim has had the opportunity to taste power in the centre. Therefore, it will be unfair to give the slot of presidency to a Yoruba Christian again if the post is zoned to the region. Democracy is about inclusion and equal opportunity. Yoruba Muslims are saying enough of marginalisation and exclusivism.

“We therefore reiterate our position : on Yoruba Muslim president we stand unless the presidency is not zoned to the South West. To give the position to a Yoruba Christian is to sentence Muslims in Yorubaland to a life of perpetual slavery. Our Christian neighbours are yet to learn the art of living and letting live.

“Therefore, our message to the political parties is this: any party that gives the presidential slot to a Christian candidate in the South West will lose woefully. Yoruba Muslims have woken up from their deep slumber. Just as Abraham Lincoln warned, ‘You can fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.’ A word is enough for the wise.”

Professor Ishaq Akintola,

Director,

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)
http://muslimrightsmuric..com/2021/06/muric-clarifies-statement-on-yoruba.html?m=1

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by Kriss216: 11:02am On Jun 07
Yorubas are united. cheesy

Pastor Osibanjo will make a better President than Thiefnubu a yoloba moslem!


The Northern caliphate has started their normal divisive tactics against the most sophisticated region in the world.

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by JoeDz: 11:03am On Jun 07
No Yoruba nation?

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by hotwax: 11:04am On Jun 07
lolz..you see why he is fighting sunday igboho. Muric is tinubu's ragtag noisemaker

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by Ekez(m): 11:05am On Jun 07
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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by IDeyNL: 11:07am On Jun 07
He's indirectly attacking Pastor Osinbajo because he's a Christian.

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by nairalandankrah: 11:07am On Jun 07
These ones are already inside Ancestor Thiefnubu stomach.. So they are free to elect him the presidiot of Arewa republic After Oodua leaves..
Yoruba people have already left them behind..
Their case has no appeal..

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by slimfit1(m): 11:08am On Jun 07
Whoever is allowing themselves to be used should be very careful. Yoruba people don't care about anything coming from anywhere as long as he is qualified to hold that position. The members of this group should be very careful right now because we will sacrifice them if we have too go get peace and independence in Yoruba land. If you don't know your people ask them before coming out to make religious noise.

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by colorsofrainbow: 11:08am On Jun 07
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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by limeta(f): 11:11am On Jun 07
slimfit1:
Whoever is allowing themselves to be used should be very careful. Yoruba people don't care about anything coming from anywhere as long as he is qualified to hold that position. The members of this group should be very careful right now because we will sacrifice them if we have too go get peace and independence in Yoruba land. If you don't know your people ask them before coming out to make religious noise.





You not fit do nothing.
south west muslims ve had enough

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by AmuAwusa: 11:11am On Jun 07
cheesy...
Yoruba Christians vs yoruba Muslims grin
One would think he would talk about the massacre that just took place in oyo, but NO! He is more concerned about bringing disunity among the religious divides in Afonja land. grin

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by Fahdiga1: 11:12am On Jun 07
The biggest problem the Yorubas have at the moment is Ishaq Akintola, not the Fulanis

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by BKayy: 11:12am On Jun 07
Lol. Truly, the greatest enemy of a Yoruba man is his fellow Yoruba man

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by Mysticwebb: 11:14am On Jun 07
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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by nzeobi(m): 11:18am On Jun 07
Why does muric view everything from the prism of religion

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by Peace2allmen: 11:20am On Jun 07
Lol, you are right Muric until they have sense lol. Same goes to Igbos.

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by Romanoff(f): 11:20am On Jun 07
When we aren't even sure of an election in 2023.

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by barojana: 11:22am On Jun 07
Several yorubas in igangan were killed yet muric has no word but to start attacking yorubas Christians.

The people stopping yoruba Muslims from emerging president are northern Muslims who see them as second rate Muslims. So take your grouse to the north.

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by oloyedewaris(m): 11:26am On Jun 07
Muric is so senseless,

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by mbahdi(m): 11:30am On Jun 07
D owners of (nigeria).sorry uar has spoken

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by Boye33: 11:31am On Jun 07
For anybody taking MURIC serious,

Muric is a one man body whose only known member is deluded Ishaq Akintola.

I still keep wondering why he keeps gracing nairaland front page when he's not even worthy to grace the hidden pages of various dailies.

It must be online propanganda from those who thinks Yoruba Muslims are as deluded and retrogressive as those guys up north who banned Twitter.

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by IamFINESSE: 11:31am On Jun 07
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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by Afriqan: 11:31am On Jun 07
Someone put a leash on this guy. He talks too much nonsense. undecided

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by peppermint7(m): 11:31am On Jun 07
People are dying daily. Herdsmens striking here and there. Nothing has been said
Only for this fool to wake up and start vomiting the trash.
Sha you can’t expect less from a BMC.
Time will tell
2023 blood go flow and e no go be the blood of Jesus.

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by JosephXavier(m): 11:31am On Jun 07
Professor Ishaq Akintola on the beat again

Person wey him house dey burn dey pursue rat
How many times have MUMURIC condemned the invasion of Yoruba land by Fulanis?

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by scholes23(m): 11:31am On Jun 07

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by Pidginwhisper: 11:31am On Jun 07
Says inconsequential Bedsheet tying gorilla. I wonder how his followers expect him to have sense when he ties 50yards of bedsheet on his gorilla like head. Smelly bastard. You own cup go soon full.

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by berrystunn(m): 11:31am On Jun 07
Ipob don't understand that
Yoruba Christine and Yoruba Muslim

Are 2 different group of people..

grin grin

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by SmartPolician: 11:32am On Jun 07
Why is this man getting all this attention on Nairaland? Does he pay this site to push his press releases to the front page?

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Re: MURIC: Any Yoruba Christian Presidential Candidate will lose in 2023 by SweetDipBenny(m): 11:32am On Jun 07
undecided

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