MURIC advises Fayose against religious sentiments

MURIC's Executive Director, Ishaq Akintola

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has advised Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State not to play politics with religion and be mindful of his utterances.

The caution came after Mr. Fayose accused President Muhammadu Buhari of trying to Islamise Nigeria by visiting Saudi Arabia.

The group gave the advice in a statement issued on Sunday by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, in Ibadan.

The statement said Mr. Fayose had failed woefully on his attempt to whip up religious sentiment, saying even a 10-year old Nigerian child knew the reason for Buhari’s visit to Saudi Arabia.

“Turbulence in the price of oil has greatly impoverished Nigeria and Buhari is employing diplomacy to turn round Nigeria’s oil fortune.

“Playing pranks with Buhari’s visit to Saudi Arabia simply shows that Fayose has lost all sense of objectivity.

“Nigerians should help us ask Fayose where he was when his erstwhile mentor and former President Jonathan turned Jerusalem to the back-yard of Aso Rock, shuttling between Nigeria and Israel.

`”Fayose prefers to cast a wicked joke with the fate of the Nigerian economy,’’ MURIC said.

MURIC said that Nigerians were tired of Mr. Fayose’s noise, adding the governor was not paying any attention to the problems of his state.

The group urged Mr. Fayose to work hard as Ekiti State Governor and deliver the dividend of democracy to Ekiti residents.



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