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South-West Muslims have no choice than to support Tinubu — MURIC


The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has said that Muslims in the South-West zone have no other option than to support the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Director of MURIC, Professor Isiaq Akintola, made this disclosure while addressing journalists at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State.

South West Muslims under the platform of Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) through its President, Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo had last week endorsed the candidature of Tinubu.

According to Akintola, Muslims in the South-West region have no choice but to support Tinubu.

Akintola, who addressed journalists during a send-forth and book presentation organised by MUSWEN in honour of a former Executive Secretary of the organisation, Professor Daud Noibi, said that Yoruba Muslims have been suffering for decades.

He added that those who have either been President or Vice President from the region are Christians.

Akintola said, “MUSWEN endorsed the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and I want to affirm that MUSWEN has no other choice. They don’t have any other alternative.

“MURIC has said it earlier that we are supporting a Muslim presidential candidate from the South West.

“Because the Yoruba Muslims have suffered for decades. All those who have been either President or Vice President are Christians.

“From Obasanjo to Diya to Shonekan and now to the current Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, all of them have been Christians.

“At this time, we are supporting MUSWEN for endorsing Tinubu. MURIC has said it earlier that we want a Muslim presidential candidate and since Tinubu has emerged as the APC candidate, the South-West Muslims have no other choice than to support him”.



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