The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has kicked against permitting a Christian Yoruba candidate to contest for the presidential slot ahead of the 2023 general election.
The Muslim group warning against the loss of any political party that gives a presidential slot to a Christian candidate in the South West has also said that it is a matter of condemning Muslims in Yoruba to a life of eternal slavery for giving that position to the Yoruba Christian.
The head of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola who further lamented that Muslims in the South West were allegedly being marginalised, accused Christians of not having learnt the way to live and live.
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.”