Muslim-Muslim Ticket: “You Are Favouring Yorubas, Christians”, MURIC Knocks Tinubu Over Appointments

Sep 19, 2023 | Uncategorized

  • A popular Islamic group has faulted the federal government of Nigeria headed by Bola Tinubu over its choice of political appointments
  • The leadership of the Muslim Rights Concern has accused President Tinuu of favouring only the Yoruba and the Christians in his choice of appointments so far
  • The executive director of MURIC, Prof Isiaq Akintola, thereby urged Tinubu to apply the balance in coming appointments, going forward

State House, Abuja – President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has come under heated criticism over political appointments made by his government reminding him about his Muslim-Muslim leadership ticket with Vice President Kashim Shettima.

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MURIC laments over Tinubu’s choice of political appointments.
Photo credit: Ishaq Akintola, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to ensure that all regions, faiths and sections benefit from political appointments made by his government while no ethnic group or faith is seen to be favoured above others.

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Executive Director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, made the plea to Tinubu, in a statement on Monday, September 18, Daily Trust reported.

He accused Tinubu of being biased with his appointments of mainly Yorubas and Christians to key positions in his government.

“We are shocked to our marrows that Tinubu has been appointing Christians and Yorubas mainly to key positions since the inception of this administration at the expense of Muslims,”

“Many competent Muslims who campaigned and voted Muslim-Muslim ticket during the presidential election were ignored,” Professor Akintola lamented.

Prof. Akintola however advised the president to ensure balance in coming appointments, SaharaReporters confirmed.

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His appointment surprised many as he has been a strong critic of the APC-led administration over the years.

Baba-Ahmed’s appointment was made known on Monday, September 18, via a social media post on X, formerly Twitter.

“You’re not Abuja governor”: FCT senator tackles Wike over 8 appointments

Ireti Kingibe, the senator representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has warned the minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike, against acting beyond his without responding to the national assembly.

Kingibe maintained that the National Assembly would carry out the legislative duties to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) as the House Assembly does to the state government.

The senator made the comment while faulting the swearing of eight mandate secretaries of the FCTA that the minister did a few days ago.


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