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MURIC Opposes Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu’s Second Term Bid


The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), on Monday, opposed the endorsement of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for a second term.

This was contained in a statement by Professor Ishaq Akintola, Director, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC).

DAILY POST recalls that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), last week, endorsed the incumbent Governor of the State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for a second term in office for the 2023 gubernatorial election.

However, MURIC, on Monday, in a statement, disagreed with the leadership of the party, saying that the endorsement violated a long standing unwritten rule on rotational governance between Christians and Muslims in Lagos State.

He said the Christians have had their two terms and it is the turn of Muslims to produce a governor by 2023.

According to him:-

“It is on record that ex-Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, a Christian, spent four years in office and another Christian, Babajide Sanwo-Olu was brought in ostensibly to complete the Christians’ two terms which expires by May 2023 when a Muslim, ceteris paribus, is expected to take over the reins of office.

“That is why Muslims in Lagos State regard the recent endorsement given to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to run for the Christians’ third term as unfair, unjust and provocative. It may not be known in official circles, but Lagos Muslims are grumbling and we have been under pressure for some time now to speak up,” he said.

The statement said it rejected exclusivism in matters of governance, adding that:-

“Lagos Muslims are tax payers and key stakeholders in issues affecting the welfare of Lagos citizens. We must, therefore, be consulted on matters of governance.”

“We refuse to be blindfolded on the way to the polling booth. Neither shall we be satisfied just as voters, we must also be voted for. That is the essence of democracy. It must be participatory. The choice of candidates and leadership must not be lopsided in a democracy. Every segment of society must be consulted,” he added.

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  1. Dylan Rooney

    - Apr 27, 2022 at 4:16 am

    View

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  2. elvis_grayson

    - Apr 26, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Wan ti sly baba

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  3. Presido78

    - Apr 26, 2022 at 8:50 am

    hmmm… na wa o

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  4. Okekechris

    - Apr 25, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Enemy of progress

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  5. Anaebo chinenye vivian

    - Apr 25, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Ok

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  6. Opticianmd

    - Apr 25, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    Ok oooo

    Reply
  7. Mubaraklag

    - Apr 25, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    What is the matter

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  8. Boluwatifegold

    - Apr 25, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    kKk

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  9. Emmyshem

    - Apr 25, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    Correct

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  10. afeezhamzat

    - Apr 25, 2022 at 11:18 am

    You want to turn 2nd term into history in lagos

    Reply
  11. Ricob23

    - Apr 25, 2022 at 10:38 am

    So we are now running the country by religion and not parties or the best man again…
    It is well

    Reply
  12. Abson Ismail ngulde

    - Apr 25, 2022 at 10:34 am

    Okay

    Reply
  13. UMOAKPAN

    - Apr 25, 2022 at 10:24 am

    What their business there for lagos

    Reply
  14. Babatunde samson

    - Apr 25, 2022 at 10:21 am

    Alright

    Reply

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