The Director of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Prof. Ishaq Akintola has warned against a Christian Yoruba presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 general election.
The Muslim group says any political party which gives a presidential slot to a Christian candidate in the South West will lose woefully, as it will be a sentence of Muslims in Yorubaland to a life of perpetual slavery.
The statement read;
“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.
“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 have not learnt 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.”