The Ogun State Chapter of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has debunked the false, misleading and malicious statement made by a so called Alhaji Saliu Adewusi of an unknown and therefore fake Islamic organization that calls itself Community of Muslim Professionals (CMP).
This was contained in a statement circulated to media houses on Sunday 9th August, 2020 by the state Chairman of MURIC in Ogun State, Alhaji Jimoh Tajudeen Alao. The statement reads; “Our attention has been drawn to a politically crafted and sponsored publication made by a fictitious Alhaji Saliu Adewusi of a non- existent Community of Muslim Professionals.The publication, an obvious work of political propagandists spewed falsehood in its failed attempt at distorting facts of the issue in the disenfranchisement of Muslims in the recent board appointments made by the Governor Dapo Abiodun led Ogun State government.
Rather than proffer answers to the cogent queries raised by the revered leader of MURIC in his press statement of 6th August 2020, the so called Alh Adewusi instead resorted to lies and incentives against the respected personalty of Prof. Ishaq Akintola. This was aimed at distracting from the real issues.
The Muslim Rights Concern having done cursory checks, found out that the name Alh Saliu Adewusi does not exist in Ogun State. Neither does the association he claims to represent. We also affirm that none of the existing Islamic organizations in Ogun State knows this fake Alhaji Saliu Adewusi. They also confirm that they have never heard of his imaginary organisation.
The natural questions are; Where is the headquarters of the organization? Who is the leader? Where are the members and the professional bodies they claim to be representing? These and many more are questions that cry for answers.
For the avoidance of doubts to our claims, we challenge the leadership of the so called Community of Muslim Professionals to a public debate on this matter.
We make bold to say that the ill-conceived publication from this hypocritical organisation does not represent the wishes and interests of Ogun State Muslims, as they have only acted to type as posited by Allah in the Quran ;
“They have made their oaths a screen for their hypocrisy, thus they hinder men from the path of Allah. Verily, evil is what they used to do”.(Surat Munafiqun, chapter of the hypocrites, Verses 2 – 6) .
So that we can know them better.
In another verse of the Qur’an, Allah says in
Surah At-Tawbah – Verse 67
“The hypocrite men and the hypocrite women resemble one another. They enjoin evil and forbid good, and they keep their hands shut. They have forsaken Allah, so He has forsaken them, (too). The hypocrites are indeed the transgressors.”
These and many more are the reasons why we are unperturbed by their Sponsored action but remain consistent on the path of ensuring that the rights of Muslims remain sacrosanct.
MURIC states clearly that it is not in conflict with the Ogun State Government nor the person of Governor Dapo Abiodun but an avowed stakeholder and partner in good calling to justice, a critical ingredient of sincere leadership.
We only demand that Governor Dapo Abiodun stays true and consistent to the oath of office he took, where he vowed to govern with justice, equity and fairness. We implore him to redress the recent lopsided board appointments by his government that reeks of christianisation of our beloved State.
We urge the governor not to allow political jobbers who engage in forgery and identity abracadabra to destroy his good name. Even seven year olds could see the monumental fraud in the rejoinder issued in response to MURIC’s statement. It merely beat about the bush and failed to debunk the data supplied by MURIC. This exposes the brain behind the rejoinder as an inexperienced, desperate and kindergarten politician.
We call on all the good Muslims of Ogun State to remain watchful, calm and law abiding as we continue to seek Allah’s aid over those who seek to malign us at every turn just because we are Muslims and because we speak the truth.