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Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Dailymice: 3:37pm On Jul 12, 2022
12th July, 2022

PRESS RELEASE:

TINUBU-SHETTIMA TICKET: ADDRESS THE CANDIDATE, NOT HIS CREED – MURIC

The Christian Association of Nigeria has threatened to escalate the situation in the country over the choice of a Muslim running mate by the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It will be recalled that the APC torch bearer picked former governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima, as his vice presidential candidate.



But in a swift reaction, an Islamic human rights advocacy group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has accused CAN of heating up the polity with its comment on Tinubu’s choice of a running mate. MURIC wants CAN to address the candidate, not his creed.



MURIC’s response was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday, 12th July, 2022, by the group’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.



The group said:



“The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has come again. As usual, Muslim candidates for the 2023 presidential election are its targets. This time around it is Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate. Tinubu is under CAN’s hammer for picking a Muslim, Senator Kashim Shettima, as his vice presidential candidate and Rev. John Hayab of Kaduna state chapter of the organization is the axe man for CAN.



“We are not surprised by CAN’s verbal halitosis over Tinubu’s choice. The Christian umbrella body is just staying in character. It is always out to oppose any Muslim in power or any Muslim seeking office. That is because CAN will never be satisfied with a Muslim as president of Nigeria. It will not suit its agenda of Nigeria for Christ.



“CAN is simply hungry for power. We know CAN. The group has been canvassing for a Christian running mate not for the benefit of Nigerians but for parochial ends. The idea is to milk the Christian vice presidential candidate if his party wins in the end by claiming that the Christian umbrella body fought for him. It is for political influence, for contracts and for power. We advise CAN to form its own political party.



“Democracy is a game of numbers and every candidate should be allowed to make a free choice. It is not written in the constitution that a candidate must not pick a running mate from his own religious group. Every candidate’s choice is at his own peril. So what’s the big deal? What is CAN afraid of? Its own shadow, of course.



“Nigerians should not allow themselves to be deceived by CAN’s spiritual banditry. We should be looking at a candidate’s pedigree, his integrity and competence. By the same token, a presidential candidate should look for a running mate who has electoral value as well as the relevant experience. CAN’s insistence on Muslim-Christian ticket is motivated by articulated religiousity and tramadolised spirituality. Candidates should not be assessed by their religion.



“CAN talks about fairness and balancing at the national level but ignores the gross lopsidedness in the Christian-Christian regimes of the whole South. Is CAN unaware that all but one of the 17 states in Southern Nigeria have Christian governors? That is 94% for Christians and just 6% for Muslims.



“There are only three (3) Muslim deputy governors in the whole Southern Nigeria (Lagos, Ogun and Oyo) as against fourteen (14) Christian deputy governors. That is 82% for Christians and 18% for Muslims. Ekiti and Ondo states with substantive Muslim population have Christian governors and Christian deputies. This life is give and take. The world goes round by giving and sharing. But why does CAN want to share by force when it is not prepared to give?



“Nigeria has 36 states. Of these, Christian governors are 20 while Muslim governors are just 16. That is 56% for Christians and a paltry 44% for Muslims. Yet CAN is not satisfied and the organisation will always cry ‘marginalisation’ when in actual fact it is taking all the milk and honey in the land. We are waiting for CAN to deny this 20 by 16 computation. But CAN cannot. It dares not because the facts are there, and facts are sacred. Are United States’ senators listening? Is Kukah still there?



“There are 22 Christian deputy governors in Nigeria as against 14 Muslim deputy governors. Mathematicians should put that together and work out the percentage. That is 61% for Christians and just 39% for Muslims. So what is CAN talking about?



“CAN’s charity does not begin at home. That is why it is making so much noise about a Muslim-Muslim ticket at the centre? CAN is not ready to share in the states but it wants to force sharing down our throats at the centre. Is that not double standard? Must CAN take everything?



“Can is simply hungry for power and it is always seeking ways to railroad everyone to have its own way. Bulldozing, blackmailing, harassment and intimidation are CAN’s stock in trade. But the same intimidating CAN is now the one accusing Tinubu of intimidating the Christian group and threatening to escalate the situation.



“Hear Rev. John Hayab, ‘We’ll escalate this issue because our call for fairness and the balancing of the presidential ticket for the sake of justice, unity and fairness apparently fell on deaf ears (https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/07/muslim-muslim-ticket-we-cant-be-intimidated-can-tells-tinubu-over-choice-of-shettima-as-running-mate/).



“We are of the opinion that we do not have to sound like bandits before we can make our points, and that is if there is any pointable point at all. Unfortunately CAN is not making any point here. All we see here is a threat. This is too pedestrian. It is jejune. What kind of ‘escalation’ is CAN threatening? We warn that nothing must happen to Tinubu. Shettima must not disappear.



“We warn CAN to leave Tinubu alone. MURIC will respond phrase for phrase and innuendo for innuendo whenever CAN attacks Tinubu or Shettima based on their religion. However, we have no business with references to their party or other official issues. We have no scintilla of doubt that both Tinubu and his running mate, including their political party, have competent officials capable of giving adequate response to political mudslings.



“CAN should stop all references to the religion of Tinubu. Islam is not contesting, Tinubu is. CAN should look beyond religion and focus on Tinubu’s pedigree. The Christian umbrella body will have MURIC to reckon with each time it throws dirt on Tinubu’s religion. Stop heating the polity. Address the candidate, not his creed.”



Professor Ishaq Akintola,

Director,

Muslim Rights Concern,

(MURIC)

http://muslimrightsmuric..com/2022/07/tinubu-shettima-ticket-address.html
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Dailymice: 3:38pm On Jul 12, 2022
Even though I am a god fearing muslim who should say the truth at all times, I think we yoruba muslims should say to NO Agbado and Cassava candidate.

As a yoruba muslim, i choose Peter Obi over Tinubu aka Agbado and Cassava Candidate
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by flamingREED(m): 3:41pm On Jul 12, 2022
Numbers is only one side of the Democratic dice. Obi's chances have improved since BAT goofed on his VP's choice though he had no choice.

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Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Christistruth00: 3:42pm On Jul 12, 2022
cool
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by BigSarah(f): 3:42pm On Jul 12, 2022
What is competent about Shettima??

This APC ticket is not about competence, but about Tribe and religion..

Full stop

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Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Lastmessenger2: 3:43pm On Jul 12, 2022
The same man who said Yoruba Muslim will not vote yoruba Christian.

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Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Honjoshy4u: 3:45pm On Jul 12, 2022
We will address everything.. after all, it was same muric that warned muslim yorubas not to vote for christian yorubas. Now you want them to line up behind the evil muslim-muslim ticket?
By the way, there is nothing competent about a Shetima that is Boko Haram sympathiser.

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Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Grinch41: 3:46pm On Jul 12, 2022
Stupid MURIC!

After telling Yoruba Muslims not to vote Christians.Nothing more irritating than Muslims who like to dish out what they can't take.Will MURIC accept a Christian -Christian ticket?

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Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Christistruth00: 3:46pm On Jul 12, 2022
cool



MURIC has been desperately promoting religious unrest in the SW and needs to be investigated for links to international Extremist Organisations

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Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by seunmsg(m): 3:47pm On Jul 12, 2022
The noise is coming from those who never planned to vote for Tinubu even if he nominates Pastor Adeboye and Oyakhilome as joint running mates.

Tinubu’s wife is a pastor till today. Those complaining and shouting about religion can’t even marry someone of a different faith.

As governor of Lagos, Tinubu surrounded himself with competent Muslim and Christians. RCCG pastors like Yemi Osinbajo, Leke Pitan, Tunde Fowler, Cardinal Odunmbaku etc were members of his inner caucus. He attends church regularly.

So, no reasonable Christian should have anything to fear. Christians and Muslims have been stealing public funds and mismanaging the country since 1960 without caring about the masses. The noisemakers are simply trying to divide the people using religion for their selfish interest. We must keep this campaign about track records and nothing else.

Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by limeta(f): 3:48pm On Jul 12, 2022
You see them and their islamic hypocrisy
Hear what the terrorist muric is now saying .
How can people be so shameless
Yet they claim best of man kind






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDExyJso5BY
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by masinga07(m): 3:48pm On Jul 12, 2022
Finally the idiot has spoken. God will punish you and your generation.
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Kestolove(m): 3:51pm On Jul 12, 2022
he who God has bless even can cannot cant
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by MMWandali: 3:51pm On Jul 12, 2022
If so why object to Christian candidature in South West by same Muric
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Smithkafors(m): 3:52pm On Jul 12, 2022
I said it..... Tinubu is not going anywhere.

This election is between PDP and Labour party. Thanks.

I want a better country for my kids. They shall see 247 electricity.

If you are a business man and not supporting PO..... Then u need help

Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Treasure17(m): 3:53pm On Jul 12, 2022
Muric always on the wrong side of the divide. The choice of Muslim Muslim ticket is totally unacceptable considering our peculiarity as a people and it negate all form of fairness and equity.
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by amanda2013(f): 3:54pm On Jul 12, 2022
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by popez: 3:56pm On Jul 12, 2022
Same Muric threatened Osinbajo that Yoruba Muslims won't vote for him

Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Christistruth00: 3:57pm On Jul 12, 2022

Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Nobody: 4:07pm On Jul 12, 2022
Mumuric
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Charmingrascal(m): 4:08pm On Jul 12, 2022
Would this terrorist organization said the same if it was a Christian/Christian thing.

Our hypocrisy in Nigeria is top notch.

I am a Yoruba Christian and I will do everything within my power to campaign against Tinubu and his terrorists party.
I can bet with anybody that Tinubu will not smell presidency. Y'all can save this and mark this date.
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Jagabanofafrica: 4:08pm On Jul 12, 2022
Good point MURIC

CAN should vote for IPOB Obi or FULANI Atiku, Pls leave Tinubu alone

Yoruba lokan
Awa lokan
Tinubu is the man
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by treesun: 4:10pm On Jul 12, 2022
Dailymice:
12th July, 2022

PRESS RELEASE:

TINUBU-SHETTIMA TICKET: ADDRESS THE CANDIDATE, NOT HIS CREED – MURIC

The Christian Association of Nigeria has threatened to escalate the situation in the country over the choice of a Muslim running mate by the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It will be recalled that the APC torch bearer picked former governor of Borno State, Senator Kashim Shettima, as his vice presidential candidate.



But in a swift reaction, an Islamic human rights advocacy group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has accused CAN of heating up the polity with its comment on Tinubu’s choice of a running mate. MURIC wants CAN to address the candidate, not his creed.



MURIC’s response was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday, 12th July, 2022, by the group’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.



The group said:



“The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has come again. As usual, Muslim candidates for the 2023 presidential election are its targets. This time around it is Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate. Tinubu is under CAN’s hammer for picking a Muslim, Senator Kashim Shettima, as his vice presidential candidate and Rev. John Hayab of Kaduna state chapter of the organization is the axe man for CAN.



“We are not surprised by CAN’s verbal halitosis over Tinubu’s choice. The Christian umbrella body is just staying in character. It is always out to oppose any Muslim in power or any Muslim seeking office. That is because CAN will never be satisfied with a Muslim as president of Nigeria. It will not suit its agenda of Nigeria for Christ.



“CAN is simply hungry for power. We know CAN. The group has been canvassing for a Christian running mate not for the benefit of Nigerians but for parochial ends. The idea is to milk the Christian vice presidential candidate if his party wins in the end by claiming that the Christian umbrella body fought for him. It is for political influence, for contracts and for power. We advise CAN to form its own political party.



“Democracy is a game of numbers and every candidate should be allowed to make a free choice. It is not written in the constitution that a candidate must not pick a running mate from his own religious group. Every candidate’s choice is at his own peril. So what’s the big deal? What is CAN afraid of? Its own shadow, of course.



“Nigerians should not allow themselves to be deceived by CAN’s spiritual banditry. We should be looking at a candidate’s pedigree, his integrity and competence. By the same token, a presidential candidate should look for a running mate who has electoral value as well as the relevant experience. CAN’s insistence on Muslim-Christian ticket is motivated by articulated religiousity and tramadolised spirituality. Candidates should not be assessed by their religion.



“CAN talks about fairness and balancing at the national level but ignores the gross lopsidedness in the Christian-Christian regimes of the whole South. Is CAN unaware that all but one of the 17 states in Southern Nigeria have Christian governors? That is 94% for Christians and just 6% for Muslims.



“There are only three (3) Muslim deputy governors in the whole Southern Nigeria (Lagos, Ogun and Oyo) as against fourteen (14) Christian deputy governors. That is 82% for Christians and 18% for Muslims. Ekiti and Ondo states with substantive Muslim population have Christian governors and Christian deputies. This life is give and take. The world goes round by giving and sharing. But why does CAN want to share by force when it is not prepared to give?



“Nigeria has 36 states. Of these, Christian governors are 20 while Muslim governors are just 16. That is 56% for Christians and a paltry 44% for Muslims. Yet CAN is not satisfied and the organisation will always cry ‘marginalisation’ when in actual fact it is taking all the milk and honey in the land. We are waiting for CAN to deny this 20 by 16 computation. But CAN cannot. It dares not because the facts are there, and facts are sacred. Are United States’ senators listening? Is Kukah still there?



“There are 22 Christian deputy governors in Nigeria as against 14 Muslim deputy governors. Mathematicians should put that together and work out the percentage. That is 61% for Christians and just 39% for Muslims. So what is CAN talking about?



“CAN’s charity does not begin at home. That is why it is making so much noise about a Muslim-Muslim ticket at the centre? CAN is not ready to share in the states but it wants to force sharing down our throats at the centre. Is that not double standard? Must CAN take everything?



“Can is simply hungry for power and it is always seeking ways to railroad everyone to have its own way. Bulldozing, blackmailing, harassment and intimidation are CAN’s stock in trade. But the same intimidating CAN is now the one accusing Tinubu of intimidating the Christian group and threatening to escalate the situation.



“Hear Rev. John Hayab, ‘We’ll escalate this issue because our call for fairness and the balancing of the presidential ticket for the sake of justice, unity and fairness apparently fell on deaf ears (https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/07/muslim-muslim-ticket-we-cant-be-intimidated-can-tells-tinubu-over-choice-of-shettima-as-running-mate/).



“We are of the opinion that we do not have to sound like bandits before we can make our points, and that is if there is any pointable point at all. Unfortunately CAN is not making any point here. All we see here is a threat. This is too pedestrian. It is jejune. What kind of ‘escalation’ is CAN threatening? We warn that nothing must happen to Tinubu. Shettima must not disappear.



“We warn CAN to leave Tinubu alone. MURIC will respond phrase for phrase and innuendo for innuendo whenever CAN attacks Tinubu or Shettima based on their religion. However, we have no business with references to their party or other official issues. We have no scintilla of doubt that both Tinubu and his running mate, including their political party, have competent officials capable of giving adequate response to political mudslings.



“CAN should stop all references to the religion of Tinubu. Islam is not contesting, Tinubu is. CAN should look beyond religion and focus on Tinubu’s pedigree. The Christian umbrella body will have MURIC to reckon with each time it throws dirt on Tinubu’s religion. Stop heating the polity. Address the candidate, not his creed.”



Professor Ishaq Akintola,

Director,

Muslim Rights Concern,

(MURIC)

http://muslimrightsmuric..com/2022/07/tinubu-shettima-ticket-address.html

Baba that is supposed visit, Yaba left, I am sure he will not say this if it Is Christian -Christian!
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by dorodee(m): 4:12pm On Jul 12, 2022
The question is would you MURIC vote a christian-christian ticket?
Awon Agbaya that wants to destroy the future of their children.
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Vickym1(f): 4:21pm On Jul 12, 2022
Use ur brain undecided

Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by SarkinYarki: 4:22pm On Jul 12, 2022
Yet the North would not accept a Christian as VP cheesy cheesy...
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Racoon(m): 4:25pm On Jul 12, 2022
This same MURIC terrorist that openly said Yoruba Muslim should not vote Christian
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Akpangbo: 4:30pm On Jul 12, 2022
quote author=BigSarah post=114663756]What is competent about Shettima??

This APC ticket is not about competence, but about Tribe and religion..

Full stop[/quote]


He very very competent at terrorism.
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by Esama: 4:35pm On Jul 12, 2022
You think CAN is just an ordinary organization the way Mumuric speaking for you same way CAN speaking for Christian.
Jagabanofafrica:
Good point MURIC

CAN should vote for IPOB Obi or FULANI Atiku, Pls leave Tinubu alone

Yoruba lokan
Awa lokan
Tinubu is the man
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by wickedJezibel(f): 4:41pm On Jul 12, 2022
it takes only a determined mind to drag a case till Supreme Court and to think such determination is coming from people that have been deceiving Yoruba Christians that religion doesn't matter in South West just to keep them subdued and naive.
I thank God many Yoruba Christians are no longer falling for that crap and have been seeing them and their tricks.
they made sure that Osinbajo's ambition was dead and maligned him in the most wicked manner ever calling him unprintable names just because he's a Yoruba Christians even when he's over qualified than their preferred choice Tinubu.
they said Muric is on his own yet Tinubu urchins who are mostly Yoruba Muslims are already here on nairaland pre-primaries telling you that it's Tinubu or nothing, meaning they don't rate Osinbajo and will never support him should he emerged.
Same people are pushing for Muslim-Muslim ticket telling people that yoruba Christians will fall in line because they knew they'll deceive them with their usual lines that "religion doesn't matter"

The same Yoruba Muslims that said religion doesn't matter are gradually pushing for Sharia laws in Yoruba land and before you know it boom it's already in supreme Court and it'll be ruled in their favour.

Dear Yoruba Christians, it's time to wake up and stop living in lies and deceit
these guys don't rate you and will never do.
the facts are there.
it's their religion first and nothing else.

Yoruba Christians/traditionalists ronu
God bless real Omoluabis and Yoruba land.
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by clarocuzioo(m): 5:09pm On Jul 12, 2022
okooo
Re: Tinubu-shettima Ticket: Address The Candidate, Not His Creed – Muric by otipoju(m): 5:44pm On Jul 12, 2022
This man's tounge has brought so much strife to Nigeran politics than needed.

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