The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has strongly kicked against giving a presidential slot to a Yoruba Christian candidate in the coming general election by 2023.
The Islamic group warned that political parties that give a presidential slot to a Christian candidate in the South West will fail woefully, the group also made claims that giving any Christian Yoruba candidate that slot will sentence Muslims in Yorubaland to perpetual slavery
Prof. Ishaq Akintola, director of MURIC, also lamented over an alleged marginalization of Muslims in the Southwest, according to the statement, he stated;
“Yoruba Christians do not give their Muslim neighbors 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.
“We, therefore, restate 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 neighbors have not learned 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.”