The Nigeria-based Muslim Rights Concern MURIC has accused Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State.
This is coming after the Governor made some appointments into the State’s Commissions and Boards on Thursday, 23rd July, 2020.
In a statement signed by MURIC Director Professor Ishaq Akintola, the activist group noted that the appointment left a sour taste in its mouth as the Commissions and Boards are heavily titled towards Christians.
Citing several other examples where Muslims are sidelined for some benefits and positions, MURIC called on Governor Abiodun to do a rethink and search his conscience to see if he has been fair to Ogun State Muslims. MURIC added that he must be governor of both Christians and Muslims, not governor of Christian interest and affairs only.
“The recent appointments into commissions and boards in Ogun State leave a sour taste in the mouth. The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, simply took Muslims living under him to the cleaners. An analysis of the appointments confirms our worst fears about most Christian rulers in the South West. They are there to persecute Muslims, give total political and economic power to Christians and impoverish the Muslims”, the statement began. Read also: WAEC’s Timetable Is Anti-Muslim – MURIC
“A Muslim governor must not marginaliae his Christian subjects and so vice versa. This is our stand. Truth, equal rights and justice are our mandate. We affirm that justice is the soul of peace. No one who denies one shall enjoy the other. It is natural law. We therefore call on Governor Dapo Abiodun to do a rethink. He must search his conscience and see if he has been fair to Ogun State Muslims. There is still time to retrace his steps. He must be governor of both Christians and Muslims, not governor of Christian interest and affairs only“, the statement ended.