- Professor Ishaq Akintola, the director and founder of the Muslim Rights Concern, has sent a strong message to politicians
- Akintola who is unhappy with the recent political happenings in the country, called out Nigerian politicians, urge them to avoid a do or die politics
- The MURIC founder while reacting to the recent party congresses held in some states within the country, noted that the body language of politicians is discouraging
Lagos state- The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has expressed deep concern over current happenings ongoing in the polity.
In its Maolud-an-Nabiyy message, the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, in a statement he issued on Tuesday, October 19, and seen by Legit.ng, urged Nigerian politicians to refrain from do-or-die politics, to make the polity more friendly.
According to the group, a Nigerian political space devoid of acrimony and bad blood was needed to encourage better participation that would foster growth.
It condemned features of do-or-die politics that have characterised the nation’s politics with its attendant human casualties in form of political killings, PM News also reported.
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The statement read thus:
“We seize the opportunity of this august occasion to appeal to Nigerian politicians to eschew ‘do-or-die’ politics.
“The body language of our politicians in recent time is not encouraging, particularly after the recent party congresses held all over the country.
“Desperation, greed and avarice are still boldly written on the foreheads of our politicians. They cut across the political parties. Parallel congresses are held in almost all of the states and almost all the parties. The exercise so far manifests gross desertification of the spirit of sportsmanship, statesmanship, patriotism and sacrifice.
“Nigerian politicians should learn from Prophet Muhammad the arts of persuasion and dialogue. Though he lived as a fugitive in Makkah for several years, he returned to liberate the city from the clutches of his oppressors without a single sword leaving the scabbard.
“Though a complete alien in Madinah, its inhabitants welcomed him with pomp and pageantry. Nigerian politicians will disarm their opponents without firing a single shot if only they will emulate this great man, Muhammad.”
MURIC reacts to brutal flogging of students in Kwara
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has expressed deep concern over the reactions trailing the flogging of students of Musbaudeen, a Madrasa (Arabic/Quranic) school in a viral video, in Kwara state, Ilorin.
In a statement issued by the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, and seen by Legit.ng on Monday, October 11, he urged the public to allow the state government to investigate the matter.
According to him, those condemning the brutal flogging encourage their children to participate in the Big Brother Naija show.
MURIC laments over alleged ‘lopsided nature’ of recruitment in Paramilitary organisations
Earlier reported that the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has faulted the recent recruitment by paramilitary organisations in the country.
The director of MURIC, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, in a statement he issued on Friday, July 2, in Lagos and seen by Legit.ng, said the recruitment lacked federal character.
He said the lopsided nature of the recruitment list speaks volumes of official corruption in the system capable of denying Nigeria the services of the best hands in the country.