The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), hss vowed that the subsequent President of Nigeria have to be a Muslim from the South Western area of the nation.
The group questioning why no single Yoruba Muslim has ever dominated Nigeria since independence so far, argued that each one Yoruba which have occupied the place have been Christians all alongside.
MURIC’s argument is contained in a press release issued by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Friday, contending that Yoruba Muslims have been on the receiving finish of political and spiritual persecution for too lengthy.
It mentioned within the curiosity of equity and fairness, it’s time to permit a Yoruba Muslim occupy Nigeria’s primary seat come 2023.
MURIC argued that even on the state stage, Muslims within the South West have suffered marginalisation within the appointment of Commissioners and different political positions by Governors of Ekiti, Oyo, Ondo and Ogun.
“Are Yoruba Muslims third class or second class residents? Are we not equal earlier than the legislation?
“It’s our robust perception that the narrative will solely change when a Yoruba Muslim occupies Aso Rock. Who feels it is aware of it,” MURIC mentioned.
“Yorubas have been heads of state, president and vp however all those that bought there have all the time been Christians.
“So now we have had three Christians of Yoruba extraction in Aso Rock at completely different instances. It’s subsequently pure to ask why there hasn’t been any Yoruba Muslim politician in Aso Rock all these years, significantly from 1979 so far?
“President Buhari’s tenure ends in 2023 and the South West is already warming up. Will it nonetheless be honest for an additional Christian from the South West to occupy Aso Rock come 2023?
“Our message to all political events is loud and clear. Yoruba Muslims is not going to help any non-Muslim presidential candidate put ahead by any political occasion. To our brothers within the North, we name for solidarity for a Yoruba Muslim presidential candidate from any political occasion,” he mentioned.