June 12: MURIC Knocks Makinde For Protesting, Compares Buhari To Jesus

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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), an Islamic Human Rights Organization, has slammed Gov. Seyi Makinde for joining the June 12 protest in Ibadan.

The organisation also blasted the South West for joining the June 12 protests against President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Nigerians in some parts of the country, particularly the South West, marked the June 12 Democracy Day on Saturday, with demonstrations.

MURIC frowned at the protests, referring to the protesters as certificated ingrates, rebellious subjects and articulated enemies of peace.

MURIC argued that the protesters have no moral ground to protest on June 12 since it was President Muhammadu Buhari alone who gave official recognition to that day when all past rulers had refused to do so.

The organisation’s position was contained in a statement signed by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Monday.

Akintola said, “Some Nigerians in the Southern part of the country, particularly the South West marked Independence Day on Saturday, June 12, 2021, with demonstrations.

Although in negligible numbers, the protests took place in Abuja, Lagos, Ibadan and a few other places.

We commend the police for handling the protests with maturity and professionalism as no casualties or brutalities were reported.

However, the protesters exposed themselves as certificated ingrates, unrepentant rebellious subjects and articulated enemies of peace. It was demonstrations galore.

The most shameful, most reprehensible and most preposterous was the open participation of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State who marched on the streets of Ibadan with protesters chanting ‘Buhari Must Go’.

The Qur’an gives immense honour to those who appreciate goodness. Allah says, ‘If you are grateful, I will increase my favours on you. But if you disbelieve, certainly my punishment is indeed severe’ (Glorious Qur’an 14:7).

On his way to Jerusalem, while passing between Samaria and Galilee, Jesus (may peace be upon him) was met by ten lepers who begged him to heal them. Although he cured them all, only one of them, a Samaritan, a ‘foreigner’, came back to show gratitude and he was asked, ‘Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine?’ (Luke 17:11-17).

“June 12 should be a day for all Nigerians to celebrate Chief M.K.O. Abiola for his sacrifices on the altar of democracy. He was the man who paid the supreme sacrifice after winning the presidential election held on June 12, 1993, which was criminally annulled by the military.

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