Why South-West Muslims must support Tinubu – MURIC



The Muslim Rights Concern has said that all Muslims in the South-West must support the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, in the 2023 Presidential election.

According to ICIR, MURIC director, Ishaq Akintola, on Monday stated that the Muslim community in the South West must support Tinubu because they have no other choice.

According to him, Tinubu is the only Muslim Candidate from the South West who is contesting the election.

Akintola claimed that Muslims from the region have endured hardship for many years and added that Christians from the area have either served as President or Vice President.

He emphasized that Tinubu was the only known presidential candidate from the South-West, and as such, the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria had no choice but to support him in 2023.

“MUSWEN endorsed the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and I want to affirm that MUSWEN has no other choice. They don’t have any other alternative,” he said

“MURIC has said it earlier that we are supporting a Muslim presidential candidate from the South-West because, the Yoruba Muslims have suffered for decades. All those who have been either President or Vice President are Christians.

“From Obasanjo to Diya to Shonekan and now to the current Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, all of them have been Christians.

“At this time, we are supporting MUSWEN for endorsing Tinubu. MURIC has said it earlier that we want a Muslim presidential candidate and since Tinubu has emerged as the APC candidate, the South-West Muslims have no other choice than to support him.” he said.