According To Muslim Rights Concern: Re-electing Buhari Is In Nigeria’s Best Interest!

According To Muslim Rights Concern: Re-electing Buhari Is In Nigeria’s Best Interest!
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The Director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) – Prof. Ishaq Akintola, has told the public in a statement he made on Wednesday 4th July, 2018 in Lagos,that re-electing President Mohammadu Buhari come 2019 will be in Nigeria’s best interest.

He had thus confirmed MURIC’s commitment and support to President Mohammadu Buhari and his administration  owing to the  integrity affix to the Buhari – led administration, saying it has everything it takes to fight corruption and to bring the culprits to book.

Prof. Akintola further encouraged Muslims to ensure they take active part in politics irrespective of hindrances attached to it. This is will help them to determine whether the ‘road’ is accessible or not.

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In his speech, he emphasized the need for Muslims to be “proactive and speak up when necessary” especially as those who fail to do so might be victimized irrespective of their innocence – (Qur’an 8:25).

In his words:

“Ex-governors and powerful politicians are being sent to jail for the first time in the history of this country. Huge amounts are also being recovered. It is a record performance,” he said.

“We marvel at his prudence, his simplicity and his altruism. He is simply a living legend. These are the qualities which we cherish in Buhari.

“His political party does not matter to us. Some Nigerians are not being honest. All of us have been complaining for a long time that the problem with Nigeria is leadership. We accused our leaders of greed, avarice and selfishness.

“We have been complaining for long that corrupt leaders always got away with their loot. Nobody ever questioned anyone. But today we have a president to whom transparency, probity and accountability are uppermost.

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“Our support for this administration is driven by patriotism and good governance but not based on religion.

“If the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who is a Christian clergy contests election tomorrow we will support him because he shares the same vision with the President.

“Wole Soyinka and Femi Falana are Christians. We will not hesitate to rally behind them tomorrow if they vie for leadership positions.

“We would have given all our energy to support Tai Solarin, Dr. Beko Ransom Kuti, Chima Ubani and Ken Saro Wiwa who were all Christians had they contested for the post of president in their life time.

“As religious leaders, we are speaking up to guide politicians because things may go wrong if we keep quiet, we will never give up on Nigeria. We will never surrender this country to kleptomaniacs and blood merchants no matter the amount of blackmail.

“This struggle is towards a better future for Nigerian youth, Nigerian children and generations yet unborn. Posterity will judge us.

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“Politics determines whether or not we will have stable power supply, a reliable public transport system and good public health delivery package.

Meanwhile, he lamented that some politicians are earning N29 million monthly while poor workers are not even getting N18, 000 minimum wage as and when due.

“The International Monetary Fund revealed in 1999 that one per cent of our population enjoys 85 per cent of the wealth, leaving the remaining 99 per cent of the population to struggle before having access to the remaining 15 per cent of Nigeria’s wealth.

“That is why facilities cannot go round. That is why we have falling school walls. That is why public hospitals are glorified mortuaries.

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“The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria said last week that only 350 Nigerians are responsible for more than 80 per cent of the N5.4 trillion debt portfolio of the company.

“We charge Muslims to play the role that Allah has instructed them to play and to desist from abdicating their social responsibilities.

“We urge the civil society to stand up to be counted in the struggle to free Nigeria from the clutches of the tiny cabal,” he concluded.

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