The Muslim Rights Concern Muric has made a clarion call on President Muhammadu Buhari to place a travel ban on the outgoing American President Donald Trump and his key allies, following the events of last Wednesday, January 6, where the congress, in the capitol hill was invaded and attacked by Pro-Donald Trump supporters.
The call by the MURIC was made in a statement released by its director, Prof Ishaq Akintola, titled ‘Place travel ban on Trump and Cronies – MURIC’, the Muslim group called on Nigeria and its federal government to lead the African voice in their reaction to the recent happenings in the U.S. The group noted that over the years if such had happened in an African country the noise from America at the moment would have been deafening.
And with the acts perpetuated by Donald Trump, MURIC noted that America should note that tyranny and dictatorship doesn’t have a colour and can emerge anywhere in the world including even in America a country with a such a great democracy. Whose democracy has now been left stained and dented?
The statement in part reads
“We strongly denounce the role played by President Donald Trump in the last US general elections. Trump’s refusal to acknowledge defeat shows acute desertification of the spirit of sportsmanship.
“His insistence on electoral fraud despite several court declarations to the contrary is a manifestation of selfishness, overambition, and inordinate lust for power. Above all, his incitement which led to the storming of the Capitol is despicable, repulsive and preposterous. Trump has stained America’s reputation as a great democracy.
MURIC calls on the Federal Government to speak up on the American debacle. America’s condemnation of African and other third world countries has been deafening enough to attract a tornado of backlashes at this moment.
We are not happy that FG has remained silent. China, Turkey, and Iran have spoken up. The voice of Africa must also be heard and the continent is looking unto Nigeria to lead the way.
We must tell America to its face that tyranny is colour blind and dictators can emerge from the least expected places on earth. There is no country which is occupied by angels only, least of all America.
We call on FG to place travel ban on outgoing President Donald Trump and his key allies. It is hoped that other African countries will key into the idea. It just has to be on record that once upon a time, America produced a tyrant, a bully, and an insurrectionist.”
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