The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), on Tuesday, has warned against conspiracy by the northern governors to jointly vote against APC presidential candidate, Alhaji Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in 2023 general election
In a statement by the
Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, he said some Northern governors are allegedly ‘planning’ to work for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, insisting that there is no alternative to Tinubu
MURIC who hailed the northern governors who had taken decision during primaries and made bold declaration by the twelve Northern governors who pitched their camp with Bola Ahmed Tinubu that power must shift to the South, further advised them to hold unto their great sacrifice and a noble idea.
According to him, MURIC had no scintilla of doubt that Northern governors who had earlier pledged to support Tinubu will not toy with the idea of working against him because, as Muslims, they are fully aware that every pledge is being recorded by angels according to Qur’an 82:10 -12 (kiraaman kaatibiin); that it is a great sin for a Muslim to promise what he will not do (Qur’an 61:2 – 3) and that Allah will hold man accountable for his promises (Qur’an 17:34).
He said the Northern Muslim governors are too well grounded in politics and the ethics of Islam than to allow such speculation, described the speculations as untrue and baseless
“Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is a Muslim and a Northerner. He is therefore one of us. But Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Kashim Shettima are two Muslims. Just as two heads are better than one, two Muslims are better than one. Ahmed and Kashim are better than Abubakar and Okonwa. We repeat, two Muslims are better than one.” He said