2023: MURIC Rejects Akinwunmi Adesina As Presidential Candidate

The Muslims Rights Concern (MURIC) has advocated for the emergence of a Muslim President of Yoruba origin ahead of the 2023 elections.

MURIC Director, Ishaq Akintola has allegedly accused Olusegun Obasanjo of working against the interest of Muslims ahead of the 2023 as he is making attempts to draft the current president of the African Development Bank (ADB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina into the 2023 presidential race.

The group said there are many Yoruba Muslims who are eminently qualified to rule Nigeria, alleging that Yoruba Muslims are not being treated with justice and equity.

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According to Ishaq, while three Yoruba Christians had occupied the Aso Rock Villa, no single Yoruba Muslim has held the post of president or vice president since independence.

He describes the attempt by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to drag Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina who is also a Yoruba Christian into the presidential race as an attempt to rob Yoruba Muslims of the presidential slot and it violates a cardinal principle of democracy which is inclusiveness.

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