Lagos 2023: MURIC Rejects Sanwo-Olu’s 2nd Term Endorsement
MURIC rejects exclusivism in issues of administration the unwritten regulations ought with have been complied to.. Lagos Muslims are taxpayers
An Islamic group, Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has condemned the countersign of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his alternate term shot, describing it as “ illegal and instigative.”
This was in response to last week, extensively reported countersign of the peremptory Governor of the State, Sanwo-Olu, for a alternate term in office for the 2023 gubernatorial political race by the Governance Advisory Council, GAC, a peak dynamic organ of APC in Lagos.
The Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, expressed the group’s displeasure over the Governor’s alternate term countersign in a statement he tête-à-tête inked on Monday.
MURIC maintained that the countersign was in violation of the long- standing verbal rule on rotational governance between Muslims and Christians in Lagos State. Akintola said the Christians have had their two terms and “ it is the turn of Muslims to produce a governor by 2023.”
According to MURIC, “ It’s on record thatex-Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, a Christian, spent four times in office and another Christian, Babajide Sanwo-Olu was brought in presumably to complete the Christians’two terms which expire by May 2023 when a Muslim, ceteris paribus, is anticipated to take over the arm of office.
“ That’s why Muslims in Lagos State regard the recent countersign given to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to run for the Christians’third term as illegal, unjust and instigative. “It may not be known in true circles, but rather Lagos Muslims are protesting and we have been feeling the squeeze for quite a while to make some noise.
“MURIC rejects exclusivism in issues of administration the unwritten regulations ought with have been complied to.. Lagos Muslims are taxpayers and crucial stakeholders in issues affecting the weal of Lagos citizens. We must, thus, be consulted on matters of governance.
“ We refuse to be blindfolded on the way to the polling cell. Neither shall we be satisfied just as choosers, we must also be suggested for. That’s the substance of republic. It must be participatory. The choice of campaigners and leadership mustn’t be crooked in a republic. Every member of society must be consulted.”
Still, the Spokesman of APC, in Lagos, Seye Oladejo, couldn’t be reached for response as of press time. Meanwhile, the Chairman of the party in the state, Cornelius Ojelabi, had on Sunday inaugurated the APC specialized commission for Badagry Division.
Speaking during the initial form at the Sanwo-Olu Youth Center in Iyana Isashi area of Ojo, Ojelabi said “ having seen the quality of people across the councils areas of Badagry Division, I’m relatively sure that this commission will fashion out workable strategies that will enable us win largely for our dear party.”
Continuing, he stressed the need to involve further women and youths in decision making saying that “ we hold them in high regard and it’s our resoluteness that in all of our affairs, the women and youths won’t just be carried along but will be made to hold crucial positions that will add further value to our system”.
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He further prompted the all political office holders to be chivalrous to contain other party members to enable them reap the tips of republic.
The inaugurated directors of the commission include the president of Badagry Federal Constituency of the Badagry Division, Barrister, Sunday Emmanuel Kappo, Sunday Nunayon, Secretary, Badagry Federal Constituency,
Taiwo Ajayi as Chairman andMr. Adeyanju Adeyemi as Secretary for Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency; Wahab Adigun as Chairman and Basira Osho as Secretary for Ajeromi Ifelodun Federal Constituency independently. Dr. Kunle Aribikolasi as Chairman and Prince Tayese Oyefolu as Secretary for Ojo Federal Constituency.