The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has stated that no Christian candidate from the South- west will win the Presidential election in 2023. The group’ s director, Ishaq Akintola, stated this in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday.
Ishaq clarified an earlier stance by the group which stated that Nigeria’ s next president must be a Yoruba Muslim.
However, Nigerians reacted massively on Twitter.
See how Nigerians reacted on Twitter below.
@jessica: Don’ t blame the man because it is Southwest Christians that focuses more on earthly gains from their congregation than defending their faith.
Muslims are the ones controlling Lagos state workforce in Lagos APC HQ and Alausa Secretariat. 75% of their workers are Muslims.
@detruth: I’ m really sorry to ask this question but for real, why are we still together? We should stop deceiving ourselves and do the needful. Let all shareholders come together to discuss the separation of this country before its too late.
@freedom_sowa: Religion, ethnicity and politics can’ t be separated in Nigeria. That’ s why Muslims in southern Nigeria owe more allegiance to the Sultan of Sokoto than they do their own tribes. Muslims from the South need to think. They are giving the North political power over the South. They should have their own head from their tribe, not the Sultan.
The Sultan is not just a religious leader, he is the head of his tribe. And he cares more about his tribe than you from other tribes, though you claim to be same with them because you are Muslims. He’ s using you.
@weatherman: By their speech, you shall know them. Nigerian Osama bin Laden. He is free to move to Iraq, Saudi or Sokoto if a Christian becomes President. A true born Yoruba will not give up on his/her culture or oppose his/her people for religion.
@bolaji: Chai. I’ m embarrassed for you sir. With everything happening in Nigeria, this was the hottest topic for you to discuss. You should be ashamed of yourself sir. Me being a Muslim, I’ m forced to ask if you’ re better or holier than all the Christians you so despise so much?