According to recent reports, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has stated that they won't support any 2023 presidential candidate who's not a Muslim from the southwestern parts of Nigeria.
They said that all Yorubas that have attained the presidential position in the past were all Christians and there has never been a single record of a Muslim Yoruba becoming a president.
They said that it won't be fair if a Christian from the southwest takes over as the next president after the end of Buhari's tenure in 2023. They believe the narratives will change if a Muslim Yoruba candidate steps in as the next president.
They've also declared that no Muslim Yoruba will support or vote for a non-Muslim Yoruba in the 2023 elections. The argument is contained in a statement released on Friday by the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola.
Professor Ishaq Akintola
While we are yet to know the decision of the Yorubas in the presidential election that's to be held in 2023, Nigerians on social media have reacted to this as it was shared by Shahara reporters.
Knowing that the current Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo stands a chance to run for the presidency, do you think this could cost him his tenure since he's a Christian?
We hope God helps us in choosing the right candidate to rule Nigeria in 2023, a candidate that will uplift Nigeria and help put an end to tribal and religious war.
Content created and supplied by: Divineword (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More